Pro Wrestling Tees, a popular wrestling t-shirt retailer, has announced a data breach that exposed the financial information of thousands of its customers. The website of Pro Wrestling Tees allows professional wrestlers to create their mini-stores where they can sell products to their fans like shirts, posters, action figures, and more. The portal also hosts frequent meet-ups for fans to meet their favorite athletes, making it a popular site among wrestling enthusiasts all over the world.
Pro Wrestling Tees was notified by law authorities on November 01, 2021, that a small part of its customers’ credit card details had been hacked, according to a data breach letter emailed to impacted persons on December 15, 2021. On December 22, 2021, the organization notified the Maine Attorney General’s Office about the problem, claiming that 31,000 consumers were harmed.
“We immediately conducted an extensive investigation of our system and concluded that a malware virus was the source of breach,” stated in the Pro Wrestling Tees data breach notification. “Working with a sophisticated forensic vendor, we have removed the malware virus from our system. We did not find any evidence that any current individual personal information was compromised.”
The credit cards were taken due to a malware infestation that captured complete names, credit card numbers, and CVV codes. While the exact method of card theft is unknown, it is probable that their site was hacked, and malicious skimmer software was installed to take credit cards at checkout. Skimmers are little pieces of code that hide on website components and only execute when a visitor is on the checkout page to steal information from the order form.
Meanwhile, those impacted are encouraged to take advantage of IDX’s one-year identity theft protection and credit monitoring program. Unfortunately, some Reddit members claim to have lost hundreds of dollars owing to credit card theft, while others report that their bank intervened and identified fraudulent transactions. It indicates that the information has already been used in the cyber-criminal underground. Thus, all Pro Wrestling Tees clients should exercise extreme caution.