Kickstarter Customers Get Hacked


Hacking scandals are no longer a things of 2013, because it seems that one of our beloved crowdsourcing website has met the same exact fate. Earlier this week, hackers gained access to some of Kickstarter’s customers’ data, but as of yesterday, the breach had been repaired.

“No credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on all but two Kickstarter user accounts,” Kickstarter Chief Executive Officer Yancey Strickler said in a blog post on the website. 

“While no credit card data was accessed, some information about our customers was. Accessed information included usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords,” Strickler’s post continued.

“Actual passwords were not revealed, however it is possible for a malicious person with enough computing power to guess and crack an encrypted password, particularly a weak or obvious one.”

The post does continue to urge Kickstarter customers to change their passwords just too further protect themselves from hackers gaining anymore information than they already have.

Kickstarter now joins Target Corp and Neiman Marcus as part of the “we’ve been hacked” club.

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