SB Tactical Customer Information Stolen By Hackers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- SB Tactical notified its customers via email that the company experienced a data breach that exposed their personal information to hackers.

As first reported by ZeroHedge, the industry-leading pistol stabilizing device manufacturer saw its customers’ personal information leaked onto the internet. According to the SB Tactical email, customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, CCV numbers, and expiration dates might have been leaked. The data breach affected customers that purchased pistol braces through the company’s website between September 19, 2022, and December 13, 2022.

“SB Tactical was recently informed by law enforcement that our website was compromised. It is possible that your credit card number, expiration date, CCV code, cardholder name, address, phone number, and email address were exposed,” the email read.

The company recommends customers monitor their credit card statements for fraudulent charges and contact their financial institution if any unknown charges appear.

Customer support said many customers have canceled their credit cards or requested new numbers from their banks. With the amount of information exposed to hackers, customers run the real risk of having their identity stolen.

“All potentially impacted customers have been notified and encouraged to remain vigilant by reviewing account statements and credit reports closely. If any suspicious activity on an account is detected, the customer should promptly notify the financial institution or company with which the account is maintained. Any fraudulent activity or any suspected incidence of identity theft should also be reported to proper law enforcement authorities,” SB Tactical told AmmoLand in an email.

Hackers installed a piece of malware called a skimmer on SB Tactical’s website. A software skimmer works like a hardware skimmer that might steal your credit card numbers at a gas station. It copies the customer information and transmits it in real time to a third party. SB Tactical has not said how the skimmer was installed on the website.

Companies have experienced an epidemic of data breaches over the past few years. Companies big and small have fallen victim to hackers. Most financial hackers are located in Eastern Europe and sell the stolen information on Dark Web carding sites for a few dollars per number. The hackers usually act in syndicates that package thousands of credit card numbers together and sell them on marketplaces or auction sites for cryptocurrencies, such as BitCoin or Ethereum. The criminals will then wash their currencies through cryptocurrency wallets known as mixers. The biggest mixer, Tornado Cash, was recently shut down, and the United States Department of Justice seized its assets.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is expected to unveil its rule surrounding pistol stabilizing devices later this month. The new rule will classify many pistols with stabilizing braces as short barreled rifles (SBR) and subject the guns to the National Firearms Act (NFA) regulations. The rule is dropping soon, and the timing of the data breach has led many members of online message boards and YouTube comment sections to float conspiracy theories that the data breach was the work of the ATF to gain information about people buying pistol braces. These theories are unlikely because the ATF has easier and legal ways to get customer information. As we have seen in the past, the government would just approach the site’s credit card processor or shipping company.

Unfortunately, data breaches are a part of a cat-and-mouse game between hackers and security experts. It isn’t “if” your data will be exposed to hackers, but “when” your data will be stolen.


About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at www.crumpy.com.

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Arny

NSA ? Homeland Security ? IT-ISAC ? Anyone ? LMAO

JDT

NSA doing for the ATF to make a brace round up list….

Rock

Government funded hacking… GUARANTEED !!!! Gathering their information.

Tek_180

Hackers or ATF?

Last edited 27 days ago by Tek_180
Arizona

The trouble with our authoritarian tyrant wanna-be’s in the federal government is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so. And they pretend to have power to do so much that they just don’t. Our gov employees, from Senator to lowly bureaucrat to Jack booted thug, just don’t have any authority at all to redefine words, criminalize firearms or the ownership thereof, and interfere in any way with citizens and how we choose to defend hearth and home.

swmft

this is why you use a prepaid card and a mail box etc address , buy things like forced reset triggers at gun shows for cash….the reason they want to go to a cashless society

Hazcat

Never keep banking info on file with anyone.

JDT

LOL, almost impossible for those of us that have direct deposit paychecks theses days.

musicman44mag

That are forced to have direct deposit checks by the government for our Social Security.

Knute Knute

You can still keep it off the internet. Just use prepaid gift cards for all online purchases. That’s what I do, and I’ve never had my information stolen in 30 years online.
It is a bit less convenient than using credit cards, but not nearly as inconvenient as having your whole life stolen! 🙂

Roland T. Gunner

I firmly believe that whenever we uncover a college dropout, in a third floor walkup in Croatia or wherever, hacking into US systems, we ought to put a Hellfire missile through his window.

Zhukov

Too expensive. 300 grain match king in the temple.

Knute Knute

I smell another .338 WIN mag owner! 🙂

Bubba

.338 Lapua here.
Sighted to 1750 yards.

Roland T. Gunner

Doesn’t anybody shoot the 168gr SMKHPBT any more?

Knute Knute

I do. In my old Rem 721 in .300 H&H mag.

Bubba

Don’t let FJB do it.
He will kill a bunch of innocent people and kids with water bottles.

PistolGrip44

The hackers are probably the “Industry Partners,” of the NSSF, AKA the ATF.

Idaho Bob

Can hardly wait for the gov’s digital currency to be issued. Everything will be so much safer and secure! I’ll even bet that it will be just as safe and effective as the jab……

Stag

Well that’s a weird way to spell ‘government’.

BaerArms

so the feds are openly hacking manufactures now?

Deplorable Bill

All this time we were told that the government keeps no registry. Not the government? Who stands to gain the most out of such a thing? Isn’t the atfe going to put out a determination letter pretty soon? Go figure.

Arm up and carry on

Steve

Those lowlifes in the ATF couldn’t possibly be doing those kind of unscrupulous activities. They have been WAY too busy tracking down straw purchases for Cartel members, background checking on Hunter Biden and insuring mental health standards are clearly defined for those being released from “treatment facilities”….lol

Boom

Yeah, just like the atf algorithms suck the data / comments off of this site (and others).

OlTrailDog

When, oh when, will we finally have a central digital currency where the government keeps all our information safe and secure?

2AGunster

Bwhahahahaha

Oldman

Down votes? You should have said (sarc)…maybe those dweebs would have gotten it..maybe

OlTrailDog

Ha, LOL. Yes, maybe indeed. That is the crux. 😉