Adobe confirms huge security breach, source code, user accounts affected

Adobe confirms huge security breach - 2.9 million user accounts affected

Adobe Systems on Thursday announced via its blog that hackers have infiltrated the company's systems and have accessed both Adobe application source code and customer records. The breach affects 2.9 million user accounts and includes encrypted credit card information, according to Adobe Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin.

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. At this time, we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems.

Adobe is resetting affected user account passwords, and is in the process of notifying customers who may have been affected. Those customers whose information was stolen will be eligible to enroll in a one-year complementary credit monitoring service. Banks associated with Adobe's payment processing system have also been notified.

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Peter Cohen

Mac Managing Editor of iMore and weekend Apple Product Professional at a local independent Apple reseller. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

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