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Adobe Hack Hit 38 Million Accounts

5:20 pm on Oct 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Wow, I thought 2.9 million was bad, but 38 million accounts!

A cyberattack launched against Adobe affected more than 10 times the number of users initially estimated.

On October 3, Adobe revealed that it had been the victim of an attack that exposed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords. At the time, the company said that hackers gained access to credit card records and login information for around 3 million users. But the number of affected accounts has turned out to be much higher.

The attack actually involved 38 million active accounts, according to security blog Krebs on Security. Adobe confirmed that number in an e-mail to Krebs.

"So far, our investigation has confirmed that the attackers obtained access to Adobe IDs and (what were at the time valid), encrypted passwords for approximately 38 million active users," Adobe spokeswoman Heather Edell said. "We have completed e-mail notification of these users. We also have reset the passwords for all Adobe IDs with valid, encrypted passwords that we believe were involved in the incident -- regardless of whether those users are active or not."Adobe Hack Hit 38 Million Accounts [news.cnet.com]

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7:47 pm on Oct 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

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yep I was one of the 38mil just my luck can't win a lottery but I can be on the hacked list. :)

Changed all PS associated with anything related to my name and email address.

They say in the email change all PS associated with the user name, I don't trust that so I changed all PS associated with ALL accounts. In this era it is to easy to find my multiple email addresses I might use.