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Windows 7: Massive Compromise of Adobe Source Code


04 Oct 2013   #1

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 
Massive Compromise of Adobe Source Code

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"Adobe also revealed that it was investigating the "illegal access" of source code for numerous products..."

"But Chester Wisniewski, senior adviser at internet security company Sophos, told the BBC: "Access to the source code could be very serious. Billions of computers around the world use Adobe software, so if hackers manage to embed malicious code in official-looking software updates they could potentially take control of millions of machines..."

"Adobe said it had been helped in its investigation by internet security journalist Brian Krebs and security expert Alex Holden. The two discovered a 40GB cache of Adobe source code while investigating attacks on three US data providers, Dun & Bradstreet, Kroll Background America, and LexisNexis."


This was included in the Adobe confirmation that 2.9 million customers have had private information stolen during a "sophisticated" cyber attack on its website.


Regards,
GEWB
From the BBC: BBC News - Adobe in source code and customer data security breach


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05 Oct 2013   #2

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Customer security alert

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Adobe's security team recently discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving the illegal access of customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products. We believe these attacks may be related. We are working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident. Read the FAQ.
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8 Things We Know So Far About Adobe’s Customer Data Breach

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Hello again friends, welcome back to the show that never ends: another massive corporate data raid, millions more user accounts and login credentials and payment details potentially compromised, and top secret source code on the loose.
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Adobe Gets Hacked, Product Source Code And Data For 2.9M Customers Likely Accessed

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Uh oh — Adobe has just disclosed that one of their servers has been hacked.

While their investigations are still ongoing, Adobe has shared a few details on what they believe could have been accessed and obtained in the hack — and it’s a big one.

From what Adobe has shared so far, it sounds like the hackers had access to encrypted data for as many as 2.9 million customers. While Adobe stresses that the data is encrypted and that they “do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers”, that data — encrypted or not — is definitely not something they want out in the wild.
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06 Oct 2013   #3

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I had a notification email yesterday. They say the customer data was encrypted so it should be safe but it is scary. Fortunately they don't have my credit card details.
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06 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

One of the posters, on the ZDNet article about this incident, claimed:
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Adobe and the researcher who broke the story said it was likely that the exploit was from Adobe running an *out of date* version of their own ColdFusion software with known vulnerabilities. *Face Palm*
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http://www.zdnet.com/adobe-admits-2-...ed-7000021546/
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