Adobe Hacked: Nearly 3 Million Accounts Compromised

On Thursday Adobe Systems Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin announced that Adobe had fallen victim to a major security breach to the sum of 2.9 million customers. Cyber attackers hacked into the Adobe ID system where they were able to access sensitive data such as debit and credit card numbers, product expiration dates and any other information that would be included in the ID system.  (phone numbers, addresses, etc.)  Though much of the data was encrypted, Adobe does not believe that the financial information that was not encrypted was removed.

In reaction to this Adobe has begun the process of loss mitigation by implementing password resets and notifying customers.  They are also working with federal law enforcement and alerting as many banks involved as humanly possible.

Arkin wrote in his blog Thursday afternoon: “Cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today,”(and) “Given the profile and widespread use of many of our products, Adobe has attracted increasing attention from cyber attackers.”

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What is Adobe Doing To Mitigate The Data Breach?

Adobe also reports that they have been monitoring and investigating illegal access to the root or source code of a number of adobe products.  They have reason to believe that the attacks are related.

At the average rate of $188.00 per file lost, Adobe can roughly expect to spend upwards of $545 Million Dollars to completely mitigate the loss and verify security functions for future breach response.

For access to the original blog post, please click here.

Ironically, we used an adobe product to create the custom graphic for this blog post.

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