Feb 19, 2014 By Sharon Solomon |
The hacks just keep on coming. Kickstarter, arguably the world’s largest crowdfunded website, has joined the list of high-profile casualties. The site suffered a serious data breach that has probably led to the leakage of personal information and data, including encrypted passwords that can easily be cracked.
Kickstarter had no idea that their database was compromised until they were alerted by law enforcement officials. The website technical team then patched up the security glitch and asked all users to replace their old passwords with secure ones.
It was announced that no credit card data was compromised, but there is no guarantee that the hackers won’t be able to harvest even this data. While still not announced officially, SQL Injections were probably implemented in the intrusion.</Read More>