Adobe’s Creative Cloud Has Been Compromised By Cyber Attack

by Paul Joseph on October 4, 2013 · 0 comments

Adobe has announced in an official blogpost that its cloud services have been compromised by unknown attackers. Adobe, which has been focusing on moving its desktop based products to the cloud over the past year, has revealed that the intrusion has impacted around 2.9 million customer accounts. It further revealed that the sophisticated attack has managed to give the hackers access to confidential customer data, such as customer names, encrypted credit/debit card information and their expiration date. The company also said that attackers have stolen source code of many Adobe products in another attack, which it thinks is related to the latest attack. Adobe’s Brad Arkin wrote in the announcement that the company is taking steps to minimize the fallout from these attacks and make sure that customer data is safe. They are resetting the customer passwords for those accounts that have been compromised. Customers whose accounts were broken into will be getting an email which will guide them on how to go about resetting their accounts. Adobe is also notifying those customers whose financial details were accessed by the attackers. The company is also offering these customers a one year complimentary credit monitoring membership where it is available. The company has been working with banks to ensure that their accounts are safe. Law enforcement agencies have been notified about the intrusion. This is a big blow for a company which has very publicly championed the use of the cloud over desktop based application delivery and management. While everyone knows that storing data on the cloud opens up the possibility for theft of crucial data, the tech and product world are still not very well acquainted with the serious consequences that result due to such attacks. While the Internet may be safer than it was before the advent of the cloud, sophisticated hackers seem to be one step ahead when it comes to attacks. If you are an Adobe Creative Cloud customer, please check your email to see if you have received a notification from Adobe. If your account has been impacted, please follow their procedures for resetting your account and monitor your financial details carefully to see any discrepancies. If you use the same password for all online services, it is recommended that you change them and set unique ones as soon as possible. Source | Slashdot Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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