A major cyberattack on Adobe has left data of 2.9 million customers compromised, the company revealed today through a blog post. The intruders were able to gain access and run off with a large number of Adobe IDs and encrypted passwords. Adobe also says that certain information on 2.9 million customers has been compromised, this includes encrypted credit and debit card numbers, their expiration dates and customer names. In another recent attack, intruders stole source codes for a number of Adobe products, such as ColdFusion and Adobe Acrobat. The company believes that there might be a connection between these two attacks.
The company says that it doesn’t believe the hackers were able to get access to or steal any decrypted financial information. It’ll still notify customers whose credit or debit card information was compromised. Adobe will provide them with an year’s worth of credit monitoring “where available.” In the meantime, Adobe will reset the passwords of all affected customers. Banks are said to have been put on alert as well so as to minimize the risk of any fraudulent financial activity taking place due to the leaked credentials. Federal law officials have been brought into the loop and Adobe is assisting them in their investigations.
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