Cyber attackers raid data of 2.9m Adobe users

Cyber attackers raid data of 2.9m Adobe users
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

October 4th 2013 at 1:41PM

Flash creator fears the details of almost 3m Adobe customers has been stolen

Adobe, the maker of commonly used game development software such as Flash, has suffered a substantial database breach.

In a security update on the company’s website, Adobe said that the customer IDs and encrypted passwords of about 2.9 million Adobe customers have been accessed by cyber attackers.

Customer names and encrypted credit or debit card numbers are also believed to have been syphoned by attackers.

In response to the hack, Adobe has reset relevant customer passwords to help prevent unauthorised access to Adobe ID accounts. It is also in the process of notifying customers whose credit or debit card information it believes has been taken, and adds that it is offering these customers the option of a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership where available.

Presently, the software maker has contacted federal law enforcement to investigate the security breach, and see whether hackers managed to access source code for Adobe products.

The company is advising its users to reset the passwords for their Adobe accounts.

In Adobe’s statement, chief security officer Brad Arkin, said: “We value the trust of our customers. We will work aggressively to prevent these types of events from occurring in the future. Again, we deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause you.”