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Adobe Confirms Customer Data and Source Code Breach

 9:58 am on Oct 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

Standby for the phishing attacks on all those users.

Adobe has confirmed that 2.9 million customers have had private information stolen during a "sophisticated" cyber attack on its website.

The attackers accessed encrypted customer passwords and payment card numbers, the company said.

But it does not believe decrypted debit or credit card data was removed.

Adobe also revealed that it was investigating the "illegal access" of source code for numerous products, including Adobe Acrobat and ColdFusion.

"We deeply regret that this incident occurred," said Brad Arkin, Adobe's chief security officer.Adobe Confirms Customer Data and Source Code Breach [bbc.co.uk]



 3:54 pm on Oct 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

Online security is like playing football with only a defense, stupid, and never winning. It's time we went on the offensive.


 3:58 pm on Oct 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

They're prompting users to change their password. And they added that if you use the same password everywhere, you should change it there too. I tell friends and family this all the time, don't use the password everywhere, almost all of them do. My sympathy tank is running dry.


 12:16 pm on Oct 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

Given people rely on Adobe software for work, and Create Cloud means they must have a valid subscription, it could get interesting if a future hack interfered with the subscription validation mechanisms.


 6:39 pm on Oct 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

I wonder how much their decision to charge a monthly fee for their 'Creative Cloud', which of course means storing stacks of credit card details, has to do with this. It must have made them a tempting target. Would you trust them with your card details now?


 8:13 pm on Oct 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

Tools they have to make sites and more... are those sites (and assets) going to be hacked open as a result. Ouch!


 1:42 am on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Every major product has back doors built in for company access or for national security purposes. I am really beginning to resent the implication that finding such back doors are true forms of 'hacking'. Hackers know they exist and go to great lengths to find them so from that point of view all software is eventually hacked.

Solution - stop building so many backdoors into software!

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