internet security: Adobe hacked

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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.