One of the most crowd funding website Kickstarter was hacked earlier this week. The Kickstarter was launched on April 28, 2009 by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, and Charles Adler. The company’s mission is to help for the projects and bring creative projects to life. The innovation starts here by most of the projects. Since there are about 5 million people have funded for the projects on various categories.
Kickstarter’s CEO Yancey Strickler says the company website was hacked by unknown hacker. They got the information from the law enforcement officials contacted and altered about the hacking on Wednesday night according the blog post by Kickstarter. The personal information like username, email address, mail address, phone numbers and encrypted passwords are compromised by the hacker and they are sure that the credit card information was not compromised.
The earlier passwords for the Kickstarter login was encrypted using Salted SHA1 and the new passwords are encrypted with the ‘bcrypt’ which provides the strong hashing algorithm. Due to this data breach, the users are recommended to change the passwords by logging into the account which can be seen on the top of the page after logging into the account. There is no information about how many