Kickstarter Attacked By Hackers

The popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter announced it was recently attacked by hackers. From what is reported, the hackers gained unauthorized access to customer data.

Yancy Strickler, CEO of Kickstarter, had this to say on the Kickstarter blog about the recent attack.

We immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system. 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

Even so, what is reported is that usernames, emails, postal addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords were accessed though no vital numbers such as credit card numbers, were taken. However with a strong enough computer, an encrypted password can be cracked thus Strickler and the rest of the Kickstarter team has advised customers to change their password on their website as well as anywhere else the same password may be used.

Users who used their Facebook profile to log in have it easier. All they have to do is re-login with their Facebook profiles again.

Kickstarter is well-known for fans funding projects they want to see happen. Such games as Broken Age by Double Fine and Pillars of Eternity by Obsidian were made possible through this site. Others that didn’t make it include the live-action Uncle Ruckus movie of The Boondocks fame.