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Kickstarter hacked, so change your passwords ASAP

Kickstarter was hacked, so all users are recommended to change their PWs

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Feb 16, 2014 6:20 pm

Crowdsourcing website Kickstarter was recently hacked and members are urged to change their passwords as soon as possible. Cyber criminals were unable to access credit card data, and there have been no reports of fraudulent activity following the data breach.

 

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Last Wednesday, Kickstarter officials were alerted to a the data breach by law enforcement officials - and some customer data was accessed by unauthorized sources. Usernames, e-mail addresses, physical mailing addresses, encrypted passwords and user phone numbers were taken, however, which prompted Kickstarter officials to recommend changing account passwords.

 

"We're incredibly sorry that this happened," Kickstarter wrote in a blog post. "We set a very high bar for how we serve our community, and this incident is frustrating and upsetting. We have since improved our security procedures and systems in numerous ways, and we will continue to do so in the weeks and months to come. We are working closely with law enforcement, and we are doing everything in our power to prevent this from happening again."

NEWS SOURCES:Kickstarter.com

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