Latest in Hack

Image credit:

Hackers stole Kickstarter user data, but payment info was left untouched

Billy Steele
02.15.14
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

In a blog post this afternoon, CEO Yancey Strickler said hackers gained access to "some" of Kickstarter's customer data last week. The co-founder of the crowdfunding outfit went on to say that the breach was closed immediately and security measures were boosted system wide. As of now, no credit card info was nabbed by the infiltrators -- only usernames, email and mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords. As you might expect, you're strongly encouraged to change the password associated with your account. "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," Strickler wrote.

Source: Kickstarter
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

SpaceX hopes to offer satellite internet to customers by mid-2020

SpaceX hopes to offer satellite internet to customers by mid-2020

View
'NBA Now' game offers a quick basketball fix on your phone

'NBA Now' game offers a quick basketball fix on your phone

View
Google Home update leaves some speakers unusable

Google Home update leaves some speakers unusable

View
BYU researchers extend WiFi range by 200 feet with a software upgrade

BYU researchers extend WiFi range by 200 feet with a software upgrade

View
Apple TV+ adaptation of 'Foundation' will star Jared Harris and Lee Pace

Apple TV+ adaptation of 'Foundation' will star Jared Harris and Lee Pace

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr