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

Billy Steele

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.

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