Up to 2.9m Adobe customers compromised by security breach

Up to 2.9m Adobe customers compromised by security breach

Adobe has warned its customers its databases have been hacked, putting at risk up to 2.9 million users.

The company said it was not sure when exactly the attacks happened, but they were “very recently” and described them as “sophisticated”.

In blog post titled “Important Customer Security Announcement”, Brad Arkin, Adobe chief security officer, said: “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.

“Very recently, Adobe’s security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving the illegal access of customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products. We believe these attacks may be related.”

Arkin said the hackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates.

He added: “We deeply regret that this incident occurred. We’re working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident.”

The company is taking steps to increase its security capabilities, including resetting relevant customers passwords, notifying customers whose debit or credit card details are believed to have been compromised and notifying banks.

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