Security Alert: Adobe Hit With Cyber Attack, 2.9 Million Customers Affected

Adobe_logo_FullyC_001A number of serious cyber attacks have resulted in the personal information of 2.9 million Adobe customers being exposed to hackers.

From the Verge:

The company has revealed that an intrusion led to an untold number of Adobe IDs and passwords falling into the hands of hackers. But it gets far worse. Adobe says “certain information” on 2.9 million customers may have also been compromised. Among that data set are customer names, encrypted credit / debit card numbers, and expiration dates. Source code for “numerous Adobe products” was stolen in another recent attack, and Adobe says the two are likely connected.

Information Week reports that Adobe has reset all the compromised passwords and advised customers to reset any identical passwords they may use with other services. Banks and law enforcement have been contacted and Adobe has stated its commitment to assisting in the investigation of the breach as well as protecting its customers’ finances. The company will also offer one year of complimentary credit monitoring (where available) to all customers affected by the breach.

(via the Verge)