15 GB Data of Patreon (crowdfunding website) is Hacked
A massive 15GB data dump of Patreon user data is now open for the Internet to see. This event, experienced a catastrophic data breach leading to the theft and leak of user data online.
Patreon CEO and co-founder Jack Conte said a Patreon database containing user information had been compromised, leading to unauthorized access to data including registered names, email addresses, posts, and some shipping addresses in addition to a number of billing addresses stored prior to 2014.
We do not store full credit card numbers on our servers and no credit card numbers were compromised. Although accessed, all passwords, social security numbers and tax form information remain safely encrypted with a 2048-bit RSA key. No specific action is required of our users, but as a precaution I recommend that all users update their passwords on Patreon.
Said Jack Conte.
Data stolen from Patreon has been dumped on various bin websites across the web. A total of 2.3 million unique email addresses have been discovered so far within the data dump. You can visit HaveIbeenPwned.com to see are you has been pawned.
Details on Patreon blog: https://www.patreon.com/posts/important-notice-3457485