Adobe Website Hacked - Credit Card Information Of 2.9 Million Customers Under Attack

Adobe Systems has undergone a huge setback after being hacked. After the Adobe website came under a cyber attack yesterday, the Photoshop and Acrobat creator company shared that the credit card information of 2.9 million customers has been stolen from its website. A series of sophisticated attacks were made on the Adobe network and sensitive information like the source code for numerous Adobe products was stolen along side the customer bank details. Though, no attempts at removing decrypted credit or debit card numbers from its systems were made, the data has surely been accessible to the attackers. Their blog post said, "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. This includes customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and other information relating to customer orders," it added.

For safeguarding further information, the company has been notifying customers and resetting the Adobe account passwords. They have alerted banks processing Adobe payments to help protect customer accounts and is working with federal law enforcement on its related investigation. Security researcher Brian Krebs and Alex Holden, chief information security officer at Hold Security LLC has reported that 40 GB worth of Adobe source code was found on a server used by cyber-criminals a week ago. The server contained huge repositories of uncompiled and compiled code that appeared to be source code for ColdFusion and Adobe Acrobat.

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"Cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today. Given the profile and widespread use of many of our products, Adobe has attracted increasing attention from cyber attackers," Adobe chief security officer Brad Arkin wrote in the blog post. "We’re still at the brainstorming phase to come up with ways to provide higher level of assurance for the integrity of our products, and that’s going to be a key part of our response," Arkin said. He noted that the company was in the process of looking for anomalous check-in activity on its code repositories and for other things that might seem out of place. "We are looking at malware analysis and exploring the different digital assets we have. Right now the investigation is really into the trail of breadcrumbs of where the bad guys touched."

Adobe has released a statement about these incidents #-Link-Snipped-# and #-Link-Snipped-#. A separate customer security alert for users affected by this breach is Adobe customer security alert.


  • micheal john
    micheal john
    Guys i really beleive, this must be done by people within the organisation.
  • Jibak Baksi
    Jibak Baksi
    This could the biggest and the most bizzare cyber crime in recent history... Just imagine what could be done with those source codes for the pipelined Adobe applications? And yes, this could be a deed of the insiders as my co-replier suspects....

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