Kickstarter Hacked, change your password Immediately
Kickstarter.com, one of the worlds leading crowd funding platform has been hacked. They requested to the users to change the password immediately and ensure your account is safe. Kickstarter authorities says that no credit card data was accessed. The team officially announced on their blog post says that On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data. Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system.
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.”
For stronger precaution they highly recommended that all users to generate new passwords. A Kickstarter staff member said on HackerNews that older users’ passwords were encrypted using salted SHA1 on the site, but newer passwords use a method called ‘bcrypt’ which may be safer.