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    PCMag: Adobe Hacked, Data for Millions of Customers Stolen

    PCMag reports that Adobe, maker of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative Suites, has been hacked and there are privacy concerns for millions of its customers:

    Adobe said Thursday that it recently suffered a massive security breach which compromised the IDs, passwords, and credit card information of nearly three million customers.

    “Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems. We also believe the attackers removed from our systems certain information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers, including customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders,” Brad Arkin, Adobe’s chief security officer, wrote in a security alert.

    Arkin said the unknown attackers made off with encrypted credit and debit card numbers, “[a]t this time, we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems.” […]

    Adobe said it had alerted federal law enforcement authorities of the attacks as well as informing its banking and payment processing partners. The company said it would reset “relevant customer passwords” as a precaution, with affected customers due to receive email notifications instructing them to change their Adobe passwords. Arkin also recommended that any affected customers who use the same password for other sites as they do for Adobe change their login details for those other sites as well.The company said customers whose credit or debit card information was compromised would be offered a year’s membership in a credit monitoring service courtesy of Adobe. […]

    Adobe did not specify which of its products were compromised in the source-code theft, but Brian Krebs of the Krebs on Security blog, which reported the security breach several hours before Adobe officially acknowledged it, said the “ColdFusion Web application platform and possibly [the] Acrobat family of products” were among those affected.

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