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