Kickstarter reports data breach, says don’t freak out but change password


Just received an email from Kickstarter saying they had a data breach but no vital information was accessed, your credit card is safe and no unauthorized activity was detected on your account, etc.

Still, they are asking us to change our passwords just in case.

They are also, as they say “Incredibly sorry that this happened.”

From the Kickstarter Blog:

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. Upon learning this, 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.

While no credit card data was accessed, some information about our customers was…

Read the full post on their blog.

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