Hackers Access Adobe Source Code, Personal Information of 2.9 Million Customers
October 4, 2013 9:55 AM
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The company doesn't think hackers got decrypted credit/debit card numbers
Adobe was the target of a major hack recently where nearly 3 million customer accounts were compromised.
A security breach on one of Adobe's servers has resulted in hacked access to product source code and data of 2.9 million Adobe customers.
Adobe said that some of the customers' personal information was encrypted, and that they “do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers." But it's still not a good thing that this information is wandering around cyber space.
Some of the personal information included Adobe customer IDs, encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and information relating to customer orders.
Adobe also said that source code for at least three Adobe products (Acrobat, ColdFusion, and ColdFusion Builder) has been compromised. Brian Krebs, of
said he found 40GB of Adobe source code on the private server of a hacking group.
Adobe believes that the hackers broke into a portion of Adobe’s network that manages credit card transactions for customers, and accessed a source code repository sometime in August 2013.
"We deeply regret that this incident occurred," said Brad Arkin, Chief Security Officer at Adobe. "We’re working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident."
Adobe said it is currently resetting customer passwords that have been compromised; notifying customers whose credit or debit card information was involved in the incident; notifying the banks processing customer payments for Adobe, and contacting federal law enforcement to help out in the investigation.
"We are not aware of any zero-day exploits targeting any Adobe products," said Arkin. "However, as always, we recommend customers run only supported versions of the software, apply all available security updates, and follow the advice in the
Enterprise Toolkit and the
ColdFusion Lockdown Guide
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RE: Here's the email - I received one today
10/4/2013 4:45:42 PM
"We do not believe any decrypted card numbers were removed from our systems."
Hmm...that sounds like an optimistic 'we have no idea, but we're hopeful'.
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