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Adobe confirmed the 2.9 million credit/debit card information and source code hack

Adobe has undergone a serious theft of its 2.9 million customers’ details and source codes of various Adobe products as hackers managed to remove the data from their server.

Attackers hacked into Adobe’s network and removed 2.9 million user credit/debit card data as well as source code of some Adobe products

Brad Arkin, Adobe’s Chief Security Officer said in the blog post that hackers had removed encrypted credit/debit card details and also noted that the company believes that the decrypted numbers are safe. There are 2.9 million users’ account has been compromised and the stolen data includes the customer names, encrypted credit/debit card numbers, expiry dates and order details of the customer. Arkin wrote that the company is working on the issue with external partners as well as the law enforcement to address the incident and very soon, it will notify the users, whose card information being stolen. Adobe is also resetting passwords for some relevant customers’ user IDs.

Krebs on Security author, Brian Krebs wrote a blog post, which noted that the hackers who hacked the Adobe servers might be the same attackers, who hacked into the servers of Kroll, LexisNexis and Dun & Bradstreet in early 2013. Adobe also confirmed today that it believe that attackers hacked into a source code repository on or around August 2013 via a part of credit card handling network of the company.


About David Mayor

Writer and editor of The Next Digit Media, he takes care of iOS, Apple, Mac and other gadgets. He worked at Apple Inc, before joining to TND Media. He was graduated in Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication Degree from Cambridge University. All posts by David

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