Kickstarter Victim of Hacker Attack


Kickstarter, the popular crowd-funding platform that has lead to multiple projects being able to be completed thanks to fans has sent out an e-mail to users warning of a possible attack on the company’s systems which could lead to the access of users’ data.

“Accessed information included usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords,” the company said. “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.”

Though credit card information was not accessed by the hackers and the security presence of the company has been increased, Kickstarter recommends that all users change their passwords immediately in order to avoid any more possible corruption of personal information.

“We set a very high bar for how we serve our community, and this incident is frustrating and upsetting” the statement reads. “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.”

We will keep you updated on this matter as more information is released.


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