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Security stepped up on Kardashian family websites

Fans who have signed up to use the Kardashian family's new websites have been assured their personal data is safe after reports suggested a security breach left up to 90,000 users at risk of having their details stolen.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, her sister Khloe, and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner recently launched new individual websites and apps and encouraged fans to sign up and pay to access exclusive content.


On Wednesday (16Sep15), a web developer claimed to have uncovered a security flaw which left users of the sites vulnerable to hackers who could access their private details, but bosses behind the project have now insisted the problem has been fixed and assured fans they have no need to worry.


A statement from Whalerock Industries reads, "Shortly after launch we were alerted that there was an open API (application program interface). It was promptly closed. Our logs indicate that the (developer) was able to access only a limited set of names and email addresses. Our logs further indicate no one else had access and that no passwords nor payment data of any kind was exposed. Our highest priority is the security of our customers' data."