Adobe: Cyber attackers removed personal info from 2.9 million customers

Adobe has become the latest large tech company to be hit by a cyber attack. Today, the maker of such products as Flash and Adobe Reader has revealed that its digital security team found that "sophisticated attacks on our network" has resulted in a ton of personal information being removed from their servers, along with the source code for many of Adobe's software products, including Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder and others.

The blog post stated:

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.

The company is now going to reset all customer passwords and will be sending emails to the people who are affected with instructions on how to change their password. If a customer's credit or debit card information was taken, Adobe is offering a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership. At this time, Adobe does not believe the attack took any decrypted credit or debit card numbers.

As far as the source code theft, Adobe indicated in a separate blog post that there should not be any increased risk to the customers who uses these products.

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