internet security: Adobe hacked

Internet security is a continuing concern. This hacking attack is of interest to people who have registered copies of Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, or other products.  Your account at Adobe may have been compromised.  If the password you used at Adobe is the same as you have used elsewhere then those accounts are also compromised.

Adobe’s security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving the illegal access of customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products. 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. At this time, we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems.

If you think you were the victim of this or another security breach I strongly rec­om­mend you:

  • change your pass­word – both in this account and any­where else you used the same pass­word.  Don’t forget that the hackers had access to your password, name, and email address. They can search your name and email, or just guess other web­sites or accounts you might have logins with.  I sug­gest using unique pass­words whenever pos­sible, espe­cially for sen­si­tive logins like banking and email.