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Windows 7: Adobe security breach actually affected closer to 38 million users


29 Oct 2013   #1
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Adobe security breach actually affected closer to 38 million users

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UPDATE: Attackers are believed to have obtained access to invalid as well as inactive Adobe IDs along with test account data.

That hack attack on Adobe's user base has turned out to be a lot more serious than originally revealed.

According to Krebs on Security on Tuesday morning, the security breach is said to have impacted personal and sensitive user data tied to approximately 38 million accounts.

The original estimated figure was around 2.9 million when first admitted by Adobe representatives on October 3.

Brad Arkin, senior director of security for Adobe products and services, explained in a blog post at the time that the attack concerns both customer information and illegal access to source codes for "numerous Adobe products."

A few examples include Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, and the ColdFusion Builder.

The culprits were able to obtain access to a large swath of Adobe customer IDs, names, encrypted passwords, encrypted credit/debit card numbers, expiration dates, and more.

But Arkin had noted investigators don't "believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers" from Adobe's systems.
Read more at: Adobe security breach actually affected closer to 38 million users | ZDNet

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29 Oct 2013   #2

 

The card I'd used at Adobe (and pretty much nowhere else) was fraudulently used last week, lucky I spotted it and the card was canceled and the money refunded.........if you've bought from Adobe then keep a close eye on your accounts.
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29 Oct 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
The card I'd used at Adobe (and pretty much nowhere else) was fraudulently used last week, lucky I spotted it and the card was canceled and the money refunded.........if you've bought from Adobe then keep a close eye on your accounts.
The card I used to buy Acrobat XI Standard expires in two days so I'm lucking out. I don't keep much money in that account anyway.
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30 Oct 2013   #4

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z3r010 from a dummies mind (ME) could you answer a question.

When they stole your credit card information didn't they get your personal information and therefore can they start a fraud account using your info.
If that can be done you wouldn't know until you got a bill in the mail thanking you for buying the new boat in Key West.
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30 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I have an adobe account - for support purposes only, any purchases are always through third parties
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30 Oct 2013   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
z3r010 from a dummies mind (ME) could you answer a question.

When they stole your credit card information didn't they get your personal information and therefore can they start a fraud account using your info.
If that can be done you wouldn't know until you got a bill in the mail thanking you for buying the new boat in Key West.
All Adobe ever got was the card number, name, and mailing address. That's not enough to open a fraud account. The most anyone could do with that information is make charges against the card, which expires tomorrow. If the card wasn't expiring, all I would need to do is just block the card and get a new one.
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