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Hackers Steal User Data From Kickstarter

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A popular website that allows people to donate money to help grassroots projects come to fruition has been hacked.

The crowd-funding site Kickstarter said hackers broke into its systems and stole user data, 1010 WINS reported.

The company said the hackers were able to access usernames, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords.

Credit card numbers were not affected in the breach, according to Kickstarter.

In a blog post published on Saturday, the company said law enforcement officials notified them about the breach on Wednesday night.

The blog post said after learning about the incident, the company “immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system.”

As a precaution, Kickstarter is recommending that all of its users change their password, and the password of any other account where they used the same password.

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