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Kickstarter hit by data breach, user info stolen

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  • Kickstarter announced it had been hacked on Wednesday
  • Credit card info was not exposed, company says
Kickstarter hit by data breach, user info stolen

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter urged its users Saturday to change their passwords after announcing it was hacked earlier in the week.

The company said law enforcement alerted officials that hackers gained access to their customers' data on Wednesday. The security breach did not include any credit card data, and the company states on its website that only two Kickstarter accounts show unauthorized activity. However, the company said mailing addresses and phone numbers were exposed in the breach.

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler announced in a blog post that the company will further improve its security procedures to make sure the issue doesn't reoccur.

"We are working closely with law enforcement, and we are doing everything in our power to prevent this from happening again," Stricker said.

The breach comes after last year's reports of data breaches at Target and Neiman-Marcus

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