5 Things to Know About the Kickstarter Data Breach

The website is urging users to change their passwords

   

5 Things to Know About the Kickstarter Data Breach

Kickstarter joins the list of recent data breaches as the crowd-funding website was recently infiltrated by hackers.

kickstarter logo 300x297 5 Things to Know About the Kickstarter Data BreachThe Kickstarter data breach made the announcement over the weekends and it is now taking measures to combat the attack. Here are 5 things you should know about the data breach.

  • Attack first reported a week ago: Law enforcement officials alerted the website about the data breach on Wednesday, February 11.
  • No credit card data was accessed: Kickstarter users will be relieved to hear that the attackers were unable to get their hands on credit card data.
  • Personal information accessed: However, hackers did get their hands on usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords.
  • Passwords? The attackers were unable to get their hands on actual user passwords but they might be gunning for easy-to-guess passwords. The website is urging users to change their passwords to a more secure one.
  • How large was the attack? Kickstarter did not share any details on how many people were affected by the data breach.

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