Kickstarter Accounts Have Been Hacked, Credit Card Data Unaffected
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.