Adobe Breach Could be Largest Ever

Nov. 12, 2013

New reports suggest that the Adobe security breach, which the company said affected 38 million customer records, could have compromised up to 150 million accounts. If true, that would make the Adobe intrusion the biggest in history. Adobe, however, maintains that the total number of active accounts that were compromised remains much lower.

A company spokesperson said hackers also acquired “many invalid Adobe IDs, inactive Adobe IDs, Adobe IDs with invalid encrypted passwords, and test account data.” According to Reuters report, the company said the database attacked was a backup system about to be decommissioned that included 25 million records containing invalid email addresses, 18 million with invalid passwords and “a large percentage” that were fake accounts established to fraudulently obtain Adobe products and services.