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
Adobe: Hackers Snagged 3M Users' Credit Card Data
In this file photo, an exterior view of the Adobe headquarters is seen in San Jose, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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. (Read more Adobe stories.)

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