In a bit of concerning news, Kickstarter has suffered a security breach. Given how popular the crowdfunding website has become in just a few short years, this is something that undoubtedly affects a lot of people, and so CEO and co-founder Yancey Strickler made a lengthy blog post on the site today, in order to keep their community in the loop.
Kickstarter users are adviced to change their passwords ASAP, and logging into the site now prompts a message stating the same to appear after logging in. While no credit card information was accessed, user information like e-mails, addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords were stolen.
No credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on all but two Kickstarter user accounts.
While no credit card data was accessed, some information about our customers was. Accessed information included usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Actual passwords were not revealed, however it is possible for a malicious person with enough computing power to guess and crack an encrypted password, particularly a weak or obvious one.
Yes, the "encrypted" part is a good thing, but it's not really a guarantee that yours will remain safe, especially if you tend to make obvious passwords. Since Kickstarter understands better than ever now the importance of "better safe than sorry," they're suggesting the password change to account holders.
As a precaution, we strongly recommend that you create a new password for your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password.
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. We recommend you do the same on other sites where you use this password.
Strickler also noted that Facebook login credentials have been reset as a precuation. If you still wish to connect your Facebook account, that remains an option.
Please visit the source below to see more information on the security breach. Seriously, do it.