Monday, February 17, 2014

Kickstarter crowdfunding website hacked - The

words Hackers gained access to usernames, passwords and email addresses but no credit card information was stolen.

Weekend complicated for Kickstarter. In a blog post, CEO of the platform of crowdfunding, Yancey Strickley announced that hackers had access to the night of February 14 data users.

“We are incredibly sorry that it happened” , Strickler wrote, adding that “ hackers have had access to any credit card of any kind.”

Yancey Strickler

after, hackers had access to “user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses and phone numbers.” However, it states that very few accounts have interacted unusual.

“ There are no unauthorized activity of some sort that is except on two accounts Kickstarter evidence.”

cofounder site crowdfounding nevertheless invites all users to change their password on Kickstarter and all the sites on which it was used. And added that this kind of event should not occur.

“We have since improved our procedures and security systems in many ways, and we will continue to do so in the weeks and months to come.”

Created in 2009, the site Kickstarter has raised over $ 982 million to fund nearly 56,000 projects. The platform receives 5% of the money collected by a project when it reaches its funding goal.

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