New data concerning the Pro Wrestling Tees data breach.
On December 18, Pro Wrestling Tees issued a statement regarding a data breach that they were made aware of on November 1, 2021. In their statement, they encouraged customers to enroll in a free IDX identity protection service, providing a website specifically related to Pro Wrestling Tees.
Fightful previously reached out to AEWShop, which operates as the same customer service as Pro Wrestling Tees, and were directed to the PWT IDX FAQ. It was also noted that only the Pro Wrestling Tees site was affected. ShopAEW, Global ShopAEW, All Elite Crate, and Pro Wrestling Crate were not affected.
Now, now information from the Office of the Maine Attorney General states that 31,000 people were affected by the data breach. Furthermore, the breach actually occurred on April 1, 2021. Pro Wrestling Tees didn’t discover the breach itself until November 1, 2021, when they were informed by law enforcement that a small portion of their customers’ credit card information had been compromised.
When previously asked why they didn't notify those affected before the December statement was mailed to customers. Pro Wrestling Tees said the reason was the data breach was part of an active federal investigation with law enforcement agencies.
Once a federal investigation was completed, a list was compiled of only those customers who were affected by the breach. This list was handed off to the data breach notification company to send out letters directly to those customers who were affected.
For more information on the data breach, click here.
Fightful will continue to monitor the story and report any and all updates.