Kickstarter hacked, user data stolen

   Heavy Metal Guitar   

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Kickstarter hacked, user data stolen

  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL
    PSN: CQ7String777

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Kickstarter hacked, user data stolen

    Kickstarter hacked, user data stolen | Security & Privacy - CNET News

    ackers hit crowd-funding site Kickstarter and made off with user information, the site said Saturday.
    Though no credit card info was taken, the site said, attackers made off with usernames, e-mail 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 site said in a blog post, adding that "as a precaution, we strongly recommend that you create a new password for your Kickstarter account, and other accounts where you use this password."

    The site said law enforcement told Kickstarter of the breach on Wednesday night and that the company "immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system." The site also said "no credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers" and that "there is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on all but two Kickstarter user accounts."

  2. #2

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
    ME: Warmoth Warhead
    MA: Blueridge BR-40
    MB: Dingwall ABI, Kubicki
    Rig: Budda SD30
    XBL: T3MJ1N

    iTrader: 12 (100%)

    Too much focus leads to tunnel vision
    Too much faith leads to religion
    Too much knowledge leads to confusion
    Too many guitar lessons lead to jazz-fusion

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Virginia Beach, USA
    ME: ESP Sexy Finger
    MB: ESP Horizon 5
    Rig: Randall V2
    XBL: yuecchi
    PSN: enthauptet
    Steam: enthauptet

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    bleh. e-mail went into my spam folder lol

  4. #4

    Join Date: Oct 2011
    Location: Buffalo, NY
    ME: RG550/Les Paul
    MA: Taylor GSMiniMahogany
    Rig: PocketPOD/Roland MicroCub
    PSN: poppunkhoodies
    Steam: uzostopthatokcomputergras

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Wirelessly posted

    I got this.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65
    Steam: eleven59

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Wirelessly posted ()

    I got the e-mail. Thankfully I don't use the password for that site for anything else important. E-mails, paypal, banking, even Facebook and forums are different. I'm not too concerned about the rest of the info. I don't have any money they could steal anyways

  6. #6

    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: USS Enterprise
    Rig: Transporter
    XBL: Meester Supaman

    iTrader: 0

    Damn you indigogo...

Similar Threads

  1. Ouya Kickstarter (Last Day)
    By Scott in forum Computers, Electronics, Gaming & IT
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 12-04-2013, 12:41 AM
  2. Mighty No. 9: kickstarter
    By Bloody_Inferno in forum Computers, Electronics, Gaming & IT
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-02-2013, 09:35 PM
  3. hacked. Data compromised.
    By Blankplank in forum Computers, Electronics, Gaming & IT
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-11-2012, 03:52 PM
  4. Ra is doing their next album using Kickstarter
    By Jeff in forum General Music Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-17-2012, 04:39 AM

Tags for this Thread

Fractal Audio Systems  Shred Training  Angel Vivaldi
Bowes Guitarworks  Decibel Guitars  NumbSkull Audio Production

VigLink badge