Adobe: Hackers Snagged 3M Users' Credit Card Data
Attackers got customer IDs, passwords
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 4, 2013 6:55 AM CDT
In this file photo, an exterior view of the Adobe headquarters is seen in San Jose, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) – Adobe Systems says a cyberattack on its systems has exposed credit-card information of 2.9 million customers. The maker of Photoshop and other software says the attacker accessed Adobe customer IDs and passwords on its systems. Through that access, they were able to remove customer names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information related to orders from customers worldwide.

Adobe is notifying customers and resetting passwords. It has alerted banks processing Adobe payments to help protect customer accounts. It is also working with federal law enforcement on its related investigation. "Cyberattacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today," Adobe's chief security officer wrote in a blog post. The company says it is also investigating illegal access to the source code of numerous Adobe products and believes the attacks are related.

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K.KRANK
Oct 4, 2013 3:56 PM CDT
The forensics on this will be interesting to read, if Adobe ever makes the nature of the attack public (sql injection I imagine). Also what brand of server was overcome in the attack if the software was of a proprietary nature (altho' I've seen opensource sql servers get hacked too, just will be interesting exactly whose/what server software was overcome in the attack).
jgmann
Oct 4, 2013 12:09 PM CDT
Just one more reason to physically own your software instead of using Adobe Creative Cloud.
Motherchucker
Oct 4, 2013 11:12 AM CDT
Adobe is in cahoots with the NSA anyways. I'm sure many of these 'hacking' attempts is them giving information to the government and saying that it was hackers. I smell BS.