Registration for BotCon 2013 is available now for attendees, exhibitors, and non-attendees. BotCon 2013 event will be happening in San Diego, California on June 27th to 30th at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. Fans can sign up online now at the official page at botcon.com
. Read the full details below on the convention registration.
Fun Publications has flipped the switch on the Transformers Collectors Club Online Store, almost two months after the store was closed
for server migration and bandwidth issues related to heavy traffic. The store is now back online for a final test of the new server by allowing customers to ping the store for some products. This follows a string of store-related issues for Fun Publications as the company was forced to turn to an outside company to power the online store after the home-brewed store was the subject of a massive security breach
using SQL injection hacks earlier this year.
After a lot of hiccups from the security breach of the Fun Publications systems, many of you were unable to register for this year's BotCon. We are happy to report that the BotCon online registration system has been restored, securely we hope. Registration is now opened again to those who still want to attend the event this month, April 24-27, in Dallas Texas now through April 13th. Head on over to register now at BotCon.com
Fun Publications has sent out a new update to all members regarding the ongoing investigation of the security breach (ongoing coverage
) of their online store. The security firm has found that the Fun Publications server was subject to a SQL injection code attack sometime before Christmas. This type of attack can be done by guessing the SQL schema and manipulating data. The attack was undetected and allowed hackers to continue to return to the server at any time and access additional customer information. Continue reading...
Fun Publications have sent out an update about the breach of security that occurred recently on their site. After a lot of hiccups, they have given up on their legacy systems for a new site that offers modern software with increased security and a new merchant system partner. Read more about the Fun Publications new system and what members will have to do to sign up for the GI Joe and Transformers Club in the short term after the jump.
Hasbro Inc. has released a statement regarding the recent Fun Publications security breach to tell the GI Joe and Transformers Collectors Club members that the company takes the consumer concerns very seriously. They reassure members that the company is in direct and extensive talks with Fun Publications, who is working to upgrade their systems to prevent any further security breach. Read more
Fun Publications has sent out another update today to their members advising them to change all passwords on any of their email, bank accounts, and credit card websites. While you are at it, just to be safe, please cancel any credit cards that may be associated with the Transformers Collectors Club. The company does not know exactly what information was taken during the recent security breach...Read more in the full article
While the Transformers Collectors' Club Store is down to continue to deal with the security breach
, Fun Publications has moved back to paper-based forms that users must print out and mail in by the March 16, 2012, the deadline for members to be in active status and to receive the free incentive figure Runamuck. The form is available for download
(Adobe Reader required) and must be mailed to the specified address with a check or money order. Continue reading...
Fun Publications has sent out a message to all Transformers Club members this weekend notifying the members that there was indeed a security breach related to their e-commerce database. In a written statement sent to members, Brian Savage says that "Fun Publications has determined that there is a security issue with our e-commerce systems." Citing that members' information submissions assisted in determining the flaw, Mr. Savage also says that the source and the extent of the breach is currently unknown. Continue reading...
Fun Publications has taken down their Transformers Collectors' Club Store with a message that specifies shoppers' security as the chief reason and that they are "busy upgrading the store for your safety and will be back up shortly." While the company has not publicly acknowledged that they were involved in the recent compromise of multiple credit cards
linked to purchases on their store, it seems that the company is taking a step at addressing the potential issue. "Your security is important to us," the message begins on the Club Store page. "We are busy upgrading the store for your safety and will be back up shortly."
We have been informed by a number of forums members that the Transformers Collectors Club Magazine #39 Now Hitting Mailboxes. This is the issue with the Transformers San Diego Comic-Con Optimus Prime on the cover. Thanks to our man Sclaceface who has been kind enough to do a little write up on what is in this month's issue. Read it after the jump.
Fun Publications has unveiled the fourth of five figures of their BotCon 2009 Wings of Honor exclusive box set as Elite Guard Flak. He is described as "An experienced 'alien fighter' who forged his career in the Cybertronian Revolution." The figure is a repaint of Transformers Cybertron Defense Scattorshot.
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