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Kickstarter Breached, Credit Card Data Safe

Posted Mon, Feb 17, 2014 by Martuk

You know the routine by now folks. Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding site used to fund such games as Shroud of the Avatar, Star Citizen, and to name a few, recently became another in a very long list of companies to have its database breached and an assortment of user details compromised by intruders. While no credit card data seems to have been accessed during the breach, the intruders did manage to plunder the usual bits of information such as user names, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords.

As a precaution (and per the routine mentioned at above), Kickstarter users are being advised to change their passwords as a precaution. In the meantime, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler assured users that the vulnerability that allowed the breach to occur has been taken care of and that security is being enhanced. So pretty much the play by play statement that every other breached company promises after a breach.

You can read the full announcement on Kickstarter.

Source: Kickstarter Security Advisory


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