Friday, 4 October 2013

Adobe suffers data breach affecting 2.9 million


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Adobe’s been hit by a major data breach. According to the company’s announcement, the attack affected 2.9 million of its customers. The stolen data contained names, passwords, as well as credit and debit card numbers.

Brad Arkin, Adobe's Chief Security Officer said: "We deeply regret that this incident occurred. We’re working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident."

Adobe stated that all personal data was encrypted, therefore the risk for fraud or identity theft is low.
However, there are no details on the kind of encryption or security Adobe used for the stolen data.


Besides the initial breach, Adobe suffered a second attack, resulting in the loss of source codes to products, such as Acrobat, ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder.

As a corrective measure Adobe started to reset some passwords and contact customers whose debit or credit card details were affected. 

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