This story has been floating around all day, Adobe has been breached. Source code has been taken and more importantly data for 2.9 million customers has likely been accessed. This includes Credit Card details.
This morning an email was sent around stating that they had been hacked and that if you were one of the 2.9 million customers likely to have had their details taken they would be sending out an email soon. Well mine just arrived.
Important Customer Security Alert
We recently discovered that attackers illegally entered our network. The attackers may have obtained access to your Adobe ID and encrypted password. We currently have no indication that there has been unauthorized activity on your account. If you have placed an order with us, information such as your name, encrypted payment card number, and card expiration date also may have been accessed. We do not believe any decrypted card numbers were removed from our systems.
To prevent unauthorized access to your account, we have reset your password. Please visit www.adobe.com/go/passwordreset to create a new password. We recommend that you also change your password on any website where you use the same user ID or password. As always, please be cautious when responding to any email seeking your personal information.
We also recommend that you monitor your account for incidents of fraud and identity theft, including regularly reviewing your account statements and monitoring credit reports. If you discover any suspicious or unusual activity on your account or suspect identity theft or fraud, you should report it immediately to your bank. You will be receiving a letter from us shortly that provides more information on this matter.
We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause you. We value the trust of our customers and we will work aggressively to prevent these types of events from occurring in the future. If you have questions, you can learn more by visiting our Customer Alert page, which you will find here.
Adobe Customer Care
TechCrunch is reporting that source code for Acrobat, ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder has been accessed.
There are two issues here, one, personal customer details have most likely been taken which includes credit card details. Two, the security implications, once you have source code hackers can spend their days looking at new ways of gaining access. How many of you have Acrobat Reader installed on your computers?