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February 19, 2014 at 5:43 am

Hackers Attack Kickstarter

Popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter has urged its users to change their passwords on Saturday, February 15, after they announced that their database was hacked.

‘Frustrating and upsetting’

KickstarterIn a blog post, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler said that no credit card data was compromised, although usernames, passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, and phone numbers were stolen.

“(W)e strongly recommend that you create a new password for your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password. We’re incredibly sorry that this happened. We set a very high bar for how we serve our community, and this incident is frustrating and upsetting,” read the blog post.

Numbers unclear

Strickler said that hackers “gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data,” but their news release mentioned that there were no recorded unauthorized activities apart from two cases.

The crowdfunding site did not provide any details on the number of accounts compromised by the security breach.