Customer information and product source code at risk
AdobeChief Security Officer Brad Arkin has revealed that Adobe’s servers were attacked in a successful attempt to access customer data and product source code. 2.9 million customers are affected with “names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders,” taken.
If your information was compromised, you should be receiving an email from Adobe with information on how to change your password. While you’re at it, be sure to change your password at any site where you use the same username and password. Arkin says that customers with compromised financial information will be contacted separately with “additional information on steps you can take to help protect yourself against potential misuse of personal information.” Federal law enforcement has also been contacted and Adobe is assisting in their investigation.
In a separate post, Arkin noted that the source code for “Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder and other Adobe products,” was accessed by “an unauthorized third party.”
“We value the trust of our customers. We will work aggressively to prevent these types of events from occurring in the future,” Arkin says.