Kickstarter hacked; CEO says change your password

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Popular crowd-funding site, Kickstarter, is the latest company to find its users’ data had been hacked. The company announced on Saturday that the site had indeed been hacked and Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler urged users to change their account information.

He said in the blog post that usernames, passwords, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers had all been compromised, but luckily no credit card information had been taken.

“(W)e strongly recommend that you create a new password for your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password,” Strickler said in the blog post. “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.”

Although there is no information about how many accounts were compromised, the news release said there has been unauthorized activity on two Kickstarter user accounts.

Kickstarter was alerted to the breach on Wednesday and then the site immediately closed.

So, my advice to Kickstarter users is to change your password immediately.

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