In a post on its company blog (http://tinyurl.com/phl6fhj), Adobe says that it’s been hacked and that the data of approximately 2.9 users has been compromised.
“Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems,” says Adobe. ” 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. We deeply regret that this incident occurred. We’re working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident.”
The company says it is:
° Resetting relevant customer passwords to help prevent unauthorized access to Adobe ID accounts.
° Notifying customers whose credit or debit card information that could be involved in the incident.
° Notifying the banks processing customer payments for Adobe, so that they can work with the payment card companies and card-issuing banks to help protect customers’ accounts.
° Contacting federal law enforcement and assisting in their investigation.