How open is your data in the cloud? 2.9 million customers get hacked.


The computer software company Adobe has been hacked, potentially compromising the data of 2.9 million customers, the company revealed on Thursday.

Adobe said “sophisticated attacks” had been carried out “very recently”.

“Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems,” said Brad Arkin, chief security officer at Adobe.

“We also believe the attackers removed from our systems certain information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers, including customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders.”

Arkin said he did not believe the attackers had removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from its systems.

“We deeply regret that this incident occurred,” he said. Arkin did not specify the level of encryption of the data stolen.

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