Adobe hacked, 2.9 million accounts compromised

Adobe reported on Thursday that its network was under some sophisticated attacks recently and hackers got away with 2.9 million customers information.

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.

Fortunately, the passwords and Credit/Debit card numbers are encrypted. Adobe is in the process of notifying customers whose credit or debit card information we believe to be involved in the incident. The company is offering affected customers the option of enrolling in a one year complimentary credit monitoring membership where available. Adobe will also be resetting affected customers’ passwords to prevent unauthorized access to Adobe ID accounts. If you are using the same password on another website (which you shouldn’t), this will be a good time for you to change them now.
Besides customers information, Adobe also said that there were illegal access to its source code for Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion and other software. The company is not aware of any specific increased risk to customers as a result of this breach.
So if you have a Adobe account, now will be a good time to do your annual password changing exercise.

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