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Kickstarter hacked, customer information accessed

Justin Olivetti
February 15, 2014
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If you've logged in to use Kickstarter, perhaps to support an up-and-coming MMO, then pay attention: earlier today, the site reported to users that it was hacked this past week and customer data was accessed.

In a security notice posted on the site, Kickstarter said that it was notified by authorities this past Wednesday that hackers gained access to the site. The company has since closed the breach, bolstered its security, and notified customers to change their passwords. Credit card information was not part of the accessed information, but user names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords were.

"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," the company posted.





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