Kickstarter the latest to get hacked, says no credit card data compromised
The crowd funding website Kickstarter informed its users today that it had been hacked, and though no credit card information as compromised, customer information was accessed.
Because of the hack, Kickstarter is telling customers that they should reset their passwords.
“On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data,’ Kickstarter told its users in an email today. “Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system.”
Hackers stole usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. “As a precaution, we strongly recommend that you change the password of your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password,” the email said.
“We’re incredibly sorry that this happened. 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.”