Crowdfunding site hacked information leaked

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Some of a projects now seeking appropriation around Patreon

About 15 gigabytes of information including names, addresses and donations have been published online following a penetrate conflict on crowdfunding site Patreon.

Patreon allows people to make unchanging donations to artists for projects.

Projects now seeking appropriation embody a scholarship video array featuring former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield.

Credit label sum were not stolen, pronounced arch executive Jack Conte.

“We do not store full credit label numbers on a servers and no credit label numbers were compromised,” he wrote on a firm’s blog.

“Although accessed, all passwords, amicable confidence numbers and taxation form information sojourn safely encrypted with a 2048-bit RSA key.”

He pronounced that passwords were not stored unencrypted though urged site users to change their login sum as a precaution.

According to Patreon’s statistics a site was attracting 16 million viewers per month in Jun 2015.

The site was breached around a exam or “debug” chronicle of a site – useful to developers though in this box also manifest to a public, pronounced Mr Conte.

Security consultant Troy Hunt pronounced a information published online so distant appears to be genuine.

“At a really least, it means mapping people with a Patreon campaigns they supported,” he told Ars Technica.

Mr Hunt combined that he had identified 2.3 million singular email addresses in a stolen data, including his own.

However, he also tweeted that “many tens of thousands” seemed to be auto-generated.

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