Adobe Hit By Cyber Attack: 2.9 Million Accounts Compromised

By Akash

Following a massive cyber attack on Adobe, around 2.9 million people using products like Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat have had their private information like passwords and debit card numbers stolen.

Adobe Hit By Cyber Attack: 2.9 Million Accounts Compromised


In a blog post, Adobe said that its security team discovered attacks on its network that involved illegal access to customer information as well as source code for many of the company's products, including ColdFusion.

"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. This includes customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and other information relating to customer orders," said the company.

The company already notifying customers and resetting passwords to avoid any more problems. It has even alerted banks processing its payments to help customers protect their accounts. Apart from this, Adobe has also started working with law enforcement agencies with their related investigation.

"Cyberattacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today," Brad Arkin, Adobe's chief security officer, wrote in a blog post Thursday. "Given the profile and widespread use of many of our products, Adobe has attracted increasing attention from cyberattackers."

Adobe's even making up for its mistakes. The company said that it would give affected customers the option of enrolling in a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership.

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