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Who Hacked Kickstarter? Funding Site Hacked Leaves Stolen User Data

Kickstarter, a popular funding site, was hacked on Wednesday leaving its thousands of users’ information exposed. While the website says that no credit card numbers were stolen, the hacker gained access to phone numbers, encrypted passwords, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses and usernames.

Funding Site KickStarter Hacker Has Thousands of Users Data - photo from Flickr

Funding Site KickStarter Hacker Has Thousands of Users Data – photo from Flickr

On their blog, Kickstarter wrote to its users:

“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…as a precaution, we strongly recommend that you create a new password for your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password.”

Kickstarter was breached by the hacker(s) on Wednesday. The company was informed by authorities and immediately closed the security breached. Since the hack, the fundraising site maintains that no credit card information was released and that all security measures have been taken to secure users’ information.

Meanwhile, there has been no information on who hacked Kickstarter. Police and the company are working together to gather more intel on the attack. Investigators believe that it was a group effort and not done by a single hacker.

Who Hacked Kickstarter? Funding Site Hacked Leaves Stolen User Data.

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Sarah is a 24-year-old Lead Writer for American Live Wire with a passion for writing on a variety of topics that include politics, world news, health and wellness and technology. When not writing, she enjoys traveling to the Middle East and playing sports. Follow her on twitter @sarahrwan.

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