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The most well-known crowd-sourcing site has suffered a setback. Earlier today, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler announced the web site he’s responsible for was hacked this past Wednesday night.
According to a blog post, also sent to users by email, the hackers obtained usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, mailing addresses, and encrypted passwords. The credit card info was protected and not taken by the people in charge of the hack. “None of this data was in any way accessed,” says the blog post.
Strickler recommends users to change their current password to a new one. If you have an account on Kickstarter, you should reset your password immediately. Facebook users who use their account to login to Kickstarter had their credentails reseted.
As to why people were notified today (Saturday) instead of on the day of the incident, Strickler said: “we immediately closed the breach and notified everyone as soon we had thoroughly investigated the situation.”
[Source]: Kickstarter: Important Kickstarter Security Notice [https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/important-kickstarter-security-notice].