Crowdfunding service Kickstarter is the latest high-profile website to suffer a security breach. In a notice sent out to users, CEO Yancey Strickler said that hackers had “sought and gained unauthorised access to some of our customers’ data”, although he stressed that “No credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorised activity of any kind on all but two Kickstarter user accounts”. However, usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords *were* accessed as part of the attack. Users are being advised to create new passwords for their accounts, and any other services for which they use the same password. “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,” wrote Strickler. “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.”

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