Adobe Confirms Security Breach, Hackers Steal Source Code and 2.9 Million Customer's Detail

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News Posted: Fri, Oct 4 2013 9:26 AM
Adobe is trying to downplay a recent security breach by saying that "cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today," and even though that might be true, it's unlikely to provide comfort to the 2.9 million customers whose data was compromised. Hackers made off with Adobe customer IDs, encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders, Adobe said.

In a separate incident, Adobe said hackers gained illegal access to source code of numerous Adobe products. The company believes the attacks are related. With source code in hand, cyber criminals can more easily identify potential security vulnerabilities for future attacks, or sell the information to the highest bidder in the underground market.

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As a precaution, Adobe is resetting customer passwords of those who were affected by the attack. Adobe said it's also in the process of notifying customers whose credit or debit card information might have been compromised, as well as getting in touch with the banks processing customer payments.

"We deeply regret that his incident occurred," Adobe said in a blog post. "We're working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident."
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Looks like time to open source it, hahaha

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ECouts replied on Fri, Oct 4 2013 2:25 PM

Awesome!

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Adobe deserves this.

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Dave_HH replied on Fri, Oct 4 2013 10:53 PM

TC, How so?

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Well, for one, Adobe has tried to privatize and monopolize the internet with Flash as the HTML5 video standard, and they refuse to make it open-source in any way, a vile act which has compromised cybersecurity worldwide. So they were getting their just desserts, in a way.

Incidentally, it has recently been revealed that Flash is the NSA's preferred vehicle for browser hacking. No surprise there.

I'm not saying those two facts are necessarily related, but I'm not saying that they aren't, either.

(PS use Tor and block all scripts!)

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