Adobe: 2.9 Million Customers May Be Affected by Security Breach

October 4, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Adobe says that it has suffered a large scale security breach that may have affected the personal information of an estimated 2.9 million customers. The security breach could have an impact on anyone that develops Flash games or uses any of Adobe's popular software products on a daily basis. In an update on its blog Adobe said that customer IDs and encrypted passwords of around 2.9 million Adobe customers have been accessed by hackers, while customer names and encrypted credit/debit card numbers have also been stolen by attackers.

To deal with this, Adobe has reset customer passwords, and notified customers whose credit and debit card information was stolen. Adobe adds that it does not "currently believe" attackers managed to gain access to decrypted credit and debit card information. Adobe is offering those affected by the breach a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership.

The company says that it has contacted federal law enforcement, and is also investigating whether hackers managed to access source code for Adobe products. Customers are advised to change their passwords for Adobe accounts immediately.

Source: Gamasutra


Comments

Re: Adobe: 2.9 Million Customers May Be Affected by Security ...

Amazing: an Adobe security fuckup that doesn't involve Flash or Acrobat.

Re: Adobe: 2.9 Million Customers May Be Affected by Security ...

Actually, it does: the reports I've read say the bigger news may be that good chunks of source code for Acrobat have also been stolen as part of this.

 
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