Adobe Hacked, 2.9 Million Accounts Compromised

Adobe is the latest to fall victim to cyber-attacks. The company’s Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin posted today on the company’s blog that Adobe’s security team has discovered sophisticated attacks on their network which involved illegal access of customer information as well as source code for a number of Adobe products.

 

Adobe is the latest to fall victim to cyber-attacks. The company’s Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin posted today on the company’s blog that Adobe’s security team has discovered sophisticated attacks on their network which involved illegal access of customer information as well as source code for a number of Adobe products.

According to the company’s internal investigation, around 2.9 million accounts were compromised. The hackers apparently were able to access Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and other information relating to customer orders.

Adobe has already reset relevant customer password to help prevent unauthorized access to user accounts. The company has also contacted customers whose credit or debit card information was believed to be involved in the incident. Moreover, Adobe is also offering the said customers with the option of enrolling in a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership.

They have also notified the banks processing customer payments for Adobe, so that they can work with the payment card companies and card-issuing banks to help protect customers’ accounts. Adobe has also notified federal law enforcement and is now assisting in the investigation.

If you’ve purchased an Adobe product recently, you might want to monitor your accounts for any suspicious financial transactions and let your bank or Credit Card Company know about it as soon as possible.

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