Sunday Morning at around 4:00 AM the Indiegogo page of The Fine Young Capitalists was hacked by accessing Matthew’s Indiegogo account. The Hackers were able to modify the Indiegogo page, deleting all the information and replaced the description with text stating the campaign had been closed, on account of the way that /v/ had been treating an individual in the gaming community at the request of the Indiegogo team. Around 5:00 AM the Hackers deleted the campaign. None of the information presented on the page was true.
TFYC contacted Indiegogo almost immediately and they took steps to recover both the data and the campaign contributions. But because they were unsure if Matthew’s account was still compromised, they needed to contact him direct to prove his identity. After a conversation this morning and Matthew sending the relevant government ID, the campaign was reopened and is now taking contributions.
This has been hard on everyone involved. Indiegogo did takes step to contact us on Sunday but due to the time difference and everyone involved we were unable to make proper contact till Monday morning. We’d like to thank everyone for their patience and have taken steps to make sure this does not happen in the future.
Due to /v/ and 4chan’s effort in promoting the project and their link having successfully raised over $10,000 dollars and a logo they choose will appear at the start screen of the game,and in correspondence to the community if the game is successfully backed. We’d like to thank them for their encouragement.
We will continue to make video promoting Women in Video Game at the request of 4chan. The newest one should be uploaded as of the time of this statement.
The current value of all 4chan’s contribution is over $13,000 dollars.