Read time: 0 minutes

Kickstarter Hacked, User Data Stolen

There is no such thing as Internet security, but there are basic precautions everyone should take to protect their information
Kickstarter Hacked, User Data Stolen

Via slashdot:

Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has been hacked, and the personal data of an unknown number of customers stolen. However, payment card data remained untouched, according to a Feb. 15  blog posting by Chief Executive Yancey Strickler.

Stolen information included usernames, email addresses, street addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords. “Actual passwords were not revealed, however it is possible for a malicious person with enough computing power to guess and crack an encrypted password, particularly a weak or obvious one,” Strickler warned, recommending that customers change their...

Continue reading...

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.