Adobe’s servers were hacked, resulting in 2.9 million users having to reset their passwords. Credit and debit card information was also taken.
User information, including passwords and IDs have been stolen from Adobe’s servers after a massive security breach occurred earlier today. Nearly 3 million users may have been effected by the breach however, there are no reports of decrypted financial information being stolen.
Encrypted credit/debits card information, transaction data, etc was taken during the breach. Even though the financial information is encrypted, Adobe is still offering a free year of credit monitoring in case any of the hackers are able to use the data that they stole.
Brad Arkin, Adobe’s lead security officer 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 usual statements were released from Adobe, with the “we won’t let this happen again” line being thrown around quite a few times. However, with as massive as Adobe is, it must have taken incredibly advanced cybercriminals to hack into its servers. Therefore, there is almost no way to completely protect against these types of breaches.
Adobe is working with federal law enforcement officials in order to get the situation handled as quickly as possible.
Almost all of the its users will have to reset their passwords, however Adobe will only request that affected users make any changes to their financial info.