Posted 02/17/2014 at 1:18 PM
Posted 4 years ago
With “crowdfunding” the buzzword these days, New York City-based Kickstarter getting hacked will come as no surprise to many. The Kickstarter hack was announced just this past Saturday. Law enforcement brought it to the attention of Kickstarter last Wednesday night, letting them know that customer data had been accessed by hackers.
Encrypted passwords, user names, personal phone numbers, mailing addresses and email addresses were heisted. Passwords could not and were not taken, though there is no denying the sophistication of the malicious hack.
Kickstarter got a head start to ward off bad guys by not storing full credit card numbers, as is their usual policy. That is a very good thing, obviously, and reassuring to users of the site.
Kickstarter kicked back by letting users know that they can simply change passwords as they continue to work diligently with law enforcement on the matter.