EVANGELION STORE Online Reveals Data Breach, Over 17,800 Credit Numbers Disclosed

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The online version of the EVANGELION BOUTIQUE announcement on his site yesterday the site suffered a data breach, with 17,828 credit card numbers disclosed, stolen passwords and more identifiable information revealed from the period June 8, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

The online store was first alerted by the credit card companies themselves on July 12, 2021, and then removed the ability to pay by card on the same day. The online EVANGELION STORE is currently offline due to issues, with no announcement for when it will come back online.

After Groundworks, which operates this evangelization store, were made aware of the problem, they hired a third-party company to investigate how it happened, as well as who was affected. The store apologized for the time it took to report the breach, but wanted to wait until investigations from the third-party company as well as the credit card companies were completed. Investigators discovered through access logs that 17,828 members had their information taken, with some members having their credit cards used by attackers. Personal information collected from these individuals includes:

  • cardholder name
  • Credit Card Number
  • Expiration date
  • security code
  • Login ID for EVANGELION STORE (online), which is the member’s email address
  • Password for the EVANGELION BOUTIQUE (online)

The post office Explain that the violation was “due to a vulnerability in part of the EVANGELION STORE system operated by our company”. They say other online Evangelion stores, such as Yahoo! store, and the Buyee International store, are not affected by the breach solely because of a vulnerability within that particular store.

The EVANGELION STORE will contact those concerned directly for the next steps, while anyone who used the store between June 8, 2020 and June 30, 2021 should monitor their credit card statements for any unauthorized transactions as well as unauthorized password use on other websites. Groundworks works directly with credit card companies to help those affected get reissued cards for free. Even if you are not contacted directly by the EVANGELION store and have used the store during the leak period, credit card companies can reissue your card for free if you tell them “EVANGELION STORE credit card information leak” is the reason for the reissue.

We also recommend that if you have used the website during the period then change your passwords on all accounts that share the same sentence.

Source: EVANGELION SHOP online

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Daryl Harding is the Japan correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel on Japan called TheDoctorDazza, tweets to @DoctorDazza, and publishes photos of his travels on Instagram.

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