A Wall Street Journal reporter or a programmer working for him/her has exploited a bug in Kickstarter’s API. The result was some 70,000 unlaunched Kickstarter projects were exposed. The good news? Only 48 of these unlaunched projects were actually accessed by the Wall Street Journal.
It is highly likely that many RPG and game projects are among the 70,000 exposed but we can only speculate if there are any among the 48. The Shadowrun project on Kickstarter is an example of a gamer project that has received media attention and so any similar projects may have been probed by the hacker – especially if they mention Shadowrun.
In a blog post Kickstarter reassures that no financial data was exposed during the hack/breach although project description, goal, duration, rewards, video, image, location, category and even user names have been accessed.