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: "We deeply regret that this incident occurred"
10/6/2013 5:31:57 AM
Let's say one of your friends lets you borrow his car for a weekend, and on said weekend you are carjacked at gunpoint. Given the choice between being shot and letting the carjacker steal the car, you opt for the latter and survive the incident.
A few days later the police find what's left of your friend's car at a chop shop in New Jersey.
Where you responsible for this entirely random incident?
Since apologizing comes with the implication that you were at fault, would you apologize in the first place, considering that the outcome of the situation was largely out of your control?
Supposing you opted to fight and got shot instead, would you come back from the grave to make an apology for staining your friend's car's nice interior with your blood? Again, implying that you were at fault for being shot by another person.
I would guess that you would apologize in both instances, as you seem to believe that Adobe is at fault for not having impenetrable security.
Ugh, if corporations are people, they sure communicate like sociopaths.
I bet you thought you were on a lib-roll here with your interjection of msnbc pseudo-intelligence... You may feel that "social justice" is something more than code for "I'm a loser and I want the government to make other people losers like me so I don't feel so bad about being a loser", let me be the first to tell you it's not.
Side note - isn't it funny that liberals need to have things explained to them in downy-childlike terms? Those corporations are "people", "bad people" who get rich by keeping you poor. You should be mad at those bad, bad people!
"This is about the Internet. Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis
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