Read this last week. Assumed the whole world knew about it, be someone reminded me that might not be the case, so have it here. Smugly, I might add.
Uh oh — Adobe has just disclosed that one of their servers has been hacked.
While their investigations are still ongoing, Adobe has shared a few details on what they believe could have been accessed and obtained in the hack — and it’s a big one.
From what Adobe has shared so far, it sounds like the hackers had access to encrypted data for as many as 2.9 million customers. While Adobe stresses that the data is encrypted and that they “do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers”, that data — encrypted or not — is definitely notsomething they want out in the wild.
Adobe has yet to disclose how that data was encrypted, so it’s currently unclear just how secure it is.
Meanwhile, it also appears that the hackers may have been able to access the source code for at least three of Adobe’s products: Acrobat, ColdFusion, and ColdFusion Builder. This goes hand in hand with a report from Brian Krebs this morning, who noted that he and a fellow researcher had discovered at least 40GB of Adobe source code available on a hacking group’s private server.
Beyond the obvious business implications of having your otherwise locked down source code floating around in the wild, there are potentially massive security concerns here…
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