Adobe hacked ! ! ! This is biggest news today. The creative software company has details about the security breach on its official blog. According to Adobe hackers managed to get information of about 2.9 million customers. The compromised data contains customer Ids, encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted credit/debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information on customer orders. Adobe has assured its customers that hackers were not able to decrypt credit or debit card numbers from its systems and is currently working with law enforcement agencies to address the issue.
After this security breach adobe has reached to customers with affected accounts and there passwords are being reset. In addition to customer accounts, the hackers also accessed the source code of a number of Adobe products, but Adobe says that it is unaware of any increased risk to customers as a result of that particular attack.
As a precaution, we are resetting relevant customer passwords to help prevent unauthorized access to Adobe ID accounts. If your user ID and password were involved, you will receive an email notification from us with information on how to change your password. We also recommend that you change your passwords on any website where you may have used the same user ID and password.
We are in the process of notifying customers whose credit or debit card information we believe to be involved in the incident. If your information was involved, you will receive a notification letter from us with additional information on steps you can take to help protect yourself against potential misuse of personal information about you. Adobe is also offering customers, whose credit or debit card information was involved, the option of enrolling in a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership where available.
We have notified the banks processing customer payments for Adobe, so that they can work with the payment card companies and card-issuing banks to help protect customers’ accounts.
We have contacted federal law enforcement and are assisting in their investigation.
On its end, Adobe has spread news of the breach to banks that process its payments, and is coordinating with payment card companies and card-issuing institutions to help protect customers’ accounts. In addition, the company is extending a free one-year credit monitoring membership to those customers whose information was compromised.