Adobe Hacked, Millions Of Names, Encrypted Passwords And Payment Details Compromised

Oct 4, 2013

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Adobe Hacked, Millions Of Names, Encrypted Passwords And Payment Details Compromised

Oct 4, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Seems like Adobe is not done with trouble created by moving into Creative Cloud. Adobe reported that their systems have been compromised with about 2.9 million customer records leaked.

Adobe Hacked, Millions Of Names, Encrypted Passwords And Payment Details Compromised

Among the hacked data are user names, encrypted passwords, credit cards and expiration dates.

Luckily the data was saved in an encrypted way so for now Adobe speculates that the hackers can not access the data.

If you have a Adobe account expect a password reset, and if your credit card details were stolen, Adobe will send you a letter.

It seems that if people were looking for a reason to attack Adobe for moving to a cloud based system, they just got a lot of ammo.

Here is the official announcement from Adobe:

Cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today. Given the profile and widespread use of many of our products, Adobe has attracted increasing attention from cyber attackers. Very recently, Adobe’s security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving the illegal access of customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products. We believe these attacks may be related.

Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems. We also believe the attackers removed from our systems certain information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers, including customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders. At this time, we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems

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4 responses to “Adobe Hacked, Millions Of Names, Encrypted Passwords And Payment Details Compromised”

  1. jan Avatar
    jan

    I don’t see in which way this is a Cloud System… you still download the soft locally. Doesn’t CC stand for Cash-Cow ?

  2. catlett Avatar
    catlett

    I just hope that the thief managed to hurt Adobe more than Adobe’s clients who are constantly treated as sponges by Adobe.

  3. sergeysus Avatar
    sergeysus

    Not crazy about the cloud subscription model, yet this kind of sucks. Especially, the part where they keep decrypted card numbers “we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems” —

  4. ted Avatar
    ted

    “Adobe speculates that the hackers can not access the data.” ….suuuuure