Adobe Breach Exposes 3 Million Consumers

Oct. 7, 2013

Security breaches compromising the payment and personal information of consumers are a continuing problem for financial service providers and merchants alike. The most recent breach put the payment account information of 2.9 million Adobe customers at risk. The software giant acknowledged the intrusion, confirming the exposure of credit-card details, though it said the information was encrypted.

“At this time, we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems,” said Brad Arkin, Adobe’s chief security officer. “We deeply regret that this incident occurred. We’re working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident.”

In addition to the payment account information, source code for two of the company’s most popular products, Acrobat and ColdFusion, was also stolen. The intrusion was discovered due to the presence of the stolen code on a server owned by the hackers responsible for the recent LexisNexis breach.