Adobe hack much worse than reported, hits 38 million passwords and Photoshop source code

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen

Usernames and encrypted passwords from around 38 million active Adobe users were stolen as part of a cyberattack first detailed earlier this monthreports Krebs on Security. Though Adobe originally reported that information on 2.9 million customers had been compromised, it now tells Krebs that the number is far higher and that it has been resetting the passwords and notifying the owners for all of them. The initial 2.9 million accounts also had credit card information associated with them, but Adobe didn’t detail whether that was the case for the over 35 million other accounts compromised.

In addition to the account details, portions of the source code for Photoshop, Acrobat, Reader, and ColdFusion were also taken, reports Krebs. Some of the source code and account information has reportedly been posted online since the data breach. The source code for Photoshop appears to be unencrypted, while the account passwords are protected by encryption. Krebsattempted to crack the encryption, but says that it was unable to.


Source: The Verge

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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