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Change Your Kickstarter Password Right Now

February 18, 2014
Change Your Kickstarter Password Right Now

By Chris Smith, BGR

Kickstarter on Saturday acknowledged a hack that occurred Wednesday night and advised users to immediately change the passwords to their accounts. According to the company, “Law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data.” Kickstarter says that “no credit card data of any kind” was accessed by hackers, and there’s “no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on all but two Kickstarter user accounts.”

The personal data Kickstarter hackers was able to access includes usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords. The company notes that while passwords were not revealed, “it is possible for a malicious person with enough computing power to guess and crack an encrypted password, particularly a weak or obvious one.”

Kickstarter did not reveal any details about the purpose of the attack or the people behind it.

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