Adobe says hackers got customer information

Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems. 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.



  • don108

    Yet another reason that “The Cloud” is NOT ready for primetime.

    • Tvaddic

      I don’t get it. Are you saying they should keep the records of 2.9 million customers in a filling cabinet?

    • chiggins68

      You mean like when I buy something from Amazon which keeps my information in the “Cloud” AKA a bunch of servers on the internet?

      I’m not a fan of Adobes new pricing structure but this has nothing to do with the “Cloud” and everything to do with their security-just like numerous other comapnies this has happened to.

  • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

    I originally read this on AppleInsider. I mention this only because I’d followed the link blind and was confused. When I clicked through the linked story to the actual source, the typography got uglier.

    Adobe: A failure at platforms, a failure at eCommerce, and apparently a failure at typography. Isn’t typography supposed to be one of their strengths?

    Yes, I know, this is nothing compared to the breach. But I still wonder: Exactly what is Adobe good at these days?

    • Tvaddic

      Don’t they have like 1+ million subs. to their cloud thing?

      • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

        I’m not arguing they’re not continuing to be successful; I’m only wondering what they’re actually good at these days.

  • Colin Mattson

    As an Adobe customer, I hope their encryption was better than their security.

  • stsk

    On a positive note, they also took source code, which means that whatever they’re planning to do with the account information will take them forever and be full of bugs.