UPDATED, 3:05 PM: Forbes wasn’t alone in the sights of hackers this past week. Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter today confirmed that a hacking attack occurred on their system on Wednesday exposing the data of Kickstarter users, although “No credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers,” said Kickstarter. The security breach affected user email addresses.
PREVIOUSLY: Forbes‘ online site was hit in a “digital attack” yesterday that compromised the publication’s publishing platform and may have exposed sensitive user information including email addresses and passwords. “The passwords were encrypted, but as a precaution, we strongly encourage Forbes readers and contributors to change their passwords on our system, and encourage them to change them on other websites if they use the same password elsewhere. We have notified law enforcement. We take this matter very seriously and apologize to the members of our community for this breach,” Forbes acknowledged Friday.
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