Adobe hacked, data of 2.9 million customers compromised

Josh Peterson Tech Editor
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Adobe announced on Thursday that it suffered a cyberattack that compromised the data of 2.9 million customers. The compromised data includes customer login data and encrypted credit card information.

Adobe is the maker of the popular photo-editing and graphic arts software, Photoshop – an industry standard.

Adobe said that it is in the process of notifying the affected customers, their banks, and the federal authorities. In a separate attack, Adobe’s source code was also stolen — compromising a suite of Adobe products, including, “Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder and other Adobe products by an unauthorized third party,” according to the company.

The theft was discovered security researcher and journalist Brian Krebs and Alex Holden, chief information security officer of Hold Security LLC.

“Based on our findings to date, we are not aware of any specific increased risk to customers as a result of this incident,” said the company.

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