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

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.


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."