An update – more of a signal boost, really – as news has come in that Kickstarter was hacked earlier this week. Although they say that the hack has not accessed credit card details, they do recommend that all users change their password for the site with immediate effect.
In a blog post on the site, users of the site are advised to change their login details to protect themselves from any further hack.
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.
The Beat will be looking into this further as soon as we can.