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Kickstarter Get’s Hacked

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Posted February 18, 2014 by Ivan "Tech Curse" Mashkov in News
Kickstarter

Kickstarter recently announced that the crowdfunding site was recently hacked. No credit card data was accessed, however at least two accounts were breached. The information that the hacker or hackers accessed includes: usernames, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords. Kickstarter’s handling of this situation has been exemplary and it should be a case study of how to properly handle such situations.

“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.

Kickstarter is a vibrant community like no other, and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of it. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. You can reach us at accountsecurity@kickstarter.com.” – an excerpt from Kickstarter’s security notice

Sources: Joystiq

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