Another day, another hack, over the weekend, Kickstarter blasted out an email to its subscribers, telling them that Kickstarter was compromised and hackers had gained unauthorized access to some customers’ data. The email claims that no credit card data of any kind were accessed by hackers but other information including usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses and encrypted passwords were compromised so if you have a Kickstarter account, it’s time to start changing your passwords, especially if you use a general password that is tied to the same email address you use for everything else.
According to Kickstarter, they were contacted by law enforcement officials last Wednesday, alerting them that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to their customer’s data. The password accessed were all encrypted but to be absolutely safe, Kickstarter is recommending users to change their password. Just log into your account at Kickstarter.com and look for the banner at the top of the page to create a new and secure password. If you log into Kickstarter using your Facebook account, your Facebook information will not be compromised but as a precaution, Kickstarter has reset all Facebook login credentials so you will have to reconnect when you visit Kickstarter.
Visit Kickstarter’s blog to find out more.