Kickstarter Accounts Have Been Hacked, Credit Card Data Unaffected

on February 15, 2014 5:12 PM

Kickstarter has announced that accounts were hacked Wednesday night and while the company claims credit card information was unaffected (only two accounts had suspicious activity), they suggest that everyone reset their password as soon as possible.

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler issued an apology on the site stating,

We’re incredibly sorry that this happened. We set a very high bar for how we serve our community, and this incident is frustrating and upsetting. We have since improved our security procedures and systems in numerous ways, and we will continue to do so in the weeks and months to come. We are working closely with law enforcement, and we are doing everything in our power to prevent this from happening again.

To change your password, log in to your Kickstarter account and look for the banner at the top of the page to create a new, secure password.

It is also strongly recommended that you reset your password on other sites where you use this password.

 /  Staff Writer
Former genius and a woman of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by her mystery, Dana Abercrombie has been playing video games since birth (yes birth...we did say "genius"). Despite her secret desire of wanting to give it all up to become a gorgeous billionaire, Dana is most passionate about video games and films often times getting in many heated debates resulting in being thrown out of many gatherings. Despite having a degree in English AND Journalism (multi-tasking FTW!) from the University at Albany-SUNY, she is currently interested in perusing a degree at Yale Law School, because one should never give up on a dream of becoming a gorgeous billionaire...and knowing how to sue someone as a result of those heated debates