Yesterday I received a call from my credit card company about unauthorized charges. Yes I have had to cancel that card and have a new one issued and yes I have used that card to buy from FMA Direct.
Today I received this e-mail from FMA Direct...
Statement from FMA Direct Management in response to posts on leading RC Online Forums.
During the last week of October, FMA received two inquiries within a matter of days about possible compromised credit cards. In both cases the customer informed us that they had used their card at multiple online sites and could not confirm which site(s) could have been compromised. We promptly notified the company who hosts our website about the possible compromise of our database. After extensive research on their end, our website host notified FMA that no breach could be detected. Nevertheless, as of November 1, 2008 the additional precautionary measures were implemented by FMA?s host:
1) Hardened all login passwords that could have presented an opportunity for such theft.
2) Added stronger encryption algorithms to any credit card transactions received on our partner's web hosting company?s servers.
3) Added additional security measures to further ensure credit card information is secure at our web hosting service.
Although our web provider still contends that no breach has been detected, FMA recognizes from the number of incidents reported on the forums, that a breach of the system may have occurred. As such, we are notifying FMA Direct customers who have purchased online to notify their credit card companies immediately about a possible breach. We assure you that we will remain vigilant moving forward with regard to any such attempts to compromise the trust between FMA Direct and our loyal customers. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.
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Tim aka "slakr" ROAR No. 3-119960