Adobe To Announce Source Code, Customer Data Breach

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by me, Oct 4, 2013.

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    me Guest

    http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/adobe-to-announce-source-code-customer-data-breach/

    Adobe Systems Inc. is expected to announce today that hackers broke
    into its network and stole source code for an as-yet undetermined
    number of software titles, including its ColdFusion Web application
    platform, and possibly its Acrobat family of products. The company
    said hackers also accessed nearly three million customer credit card
    records, and stole login data for an undetermined number of Adobe user
    accounts.
     
    me, Oct 4, 2013
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    MC Guest

    If Adobe can still suffer this sort of hack either they (Adobe) are not
    worthy of peoples custom due to their security being dire, or it goes
    some way to prove that no online storage or "cloud" computing is safe
    enough to rely on and is still a very volatile area as far as security
    is concerned.
    I believe it to be the latter and am still astounded that online
    storage and "cloud" soulutions are being pushed as being the best thing
    since sliced bread and are, indeed, being used as such when nobody's
    data and personal information is really safe.

    MC
     
    MC, Oct 4, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    "Expected to announce"?
    I got this email yesterday;

    ""We recently discovered that attackers illegally entered our network.
    The attackers may have obtained access to your Adobe ID and encrypted
    password. We currently have no indication that there has been
    unauthorized activity on your account. If you have placed an order with
    us, information such as your name, encrypted payment card number, and
    card expiration date also may have been accessed. We do not believe any
    decrypted card numbers were removed from our systems.

    To prevent unauthorized access to your account, we have reset your
    password. Please visit www.adobe.com/go/passwordreset to create a new
    password. We recommend that you also change your password on any
    website where you use the same user ID or password. As always, please
    be cautious when responding to any email seeking your personal
    information.

    We also recommend that you monitor your account for incidents of fraud
    and identity theft, including regularly reviewing your account
    statements and monitoring credit reports. If you discover any
    suspicious or unusual activity on your account or suspect identity
    theft or fraud, you should report it immediately to your bank. You will
    be receiving a letter from us shortly that provides more information on
    this matter.

    We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause you. We value the
    trust of our customers and we will work aggressively to prevent these
    types of events from occurring in the future. If you have questions,
    you can learn more by visiting our Customer Alert page, which you will
    find here."
     
    Savageduck, Oct 4, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    "Expected to announce"?
    I got this email yesterday;[/QUOTE]

    that article was written prior to adobe's announcement.
     
    Guest, Oct 4, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    that article was written prior to adobe's announcement.[/QUOTE]

    ....but the post to this NG was made more than 24 hours after.
     
    Savageduck, Oct 4, 2013
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    me Guest

    So sue me for what you paid for this "late" notice.
     
    me, Oct 4, 2013
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    Paul J Gans Guest


    Perhaps they will encrypt customer data prior to storing it?

    Nah, won't happen until the laws are changed.
     
    Paul J Gans, Oct 4, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    they did. read it again.
     
    Guest, Oct 4, 2013
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    RichA Guest

    So how do you like the cloud-service, rental economy now?
     
    RichA, Oct 5, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    it has nothing to do with subscriptions. someone who bought photoshop
    elements, which is *not* subscription based, could be affected.

    the credit card data was also encrypted, so the risk of credit card
    fraud is very low.
     
    Guest, Oct 5, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    A few years ago I received a similar letter from the City of New York.
    As compensation, they paid for a year of a credit monitoring service. I
    think Adobe should make that offer.
     
    PeterN, Oct 5, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/

    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 5, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    what for? the credit card data was encrypted.

    there's a remote possibility that someone might crack that but it's not
    particularly likely.
     
    Guest, Oct 5, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    How are subscriptions paid for?

    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 5, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    the same way non-subscriptions are paid for.

    as i said, someone buying a non-subscription product is part of the 2.9
    million users, just as someone buying a subscription product is.

    adobe doesn't have 2.9 million creative cloud customers. as of this
    past september, they had a little more than 1 million subscribers,
    which means the majority of the affected users are *not* subscribers.

    also, the credit card data was encrypted, so the risk of credit card
    fraud is very low. maybe someone will crack the encryption but chances
    are they won't bother.
     
    Guest, Oct 5, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    I believe the Adobe subscriptions are bought with credit card.

    Personally, I don't use any Adobe subscription service, but I have
    bought PS CS and upgrades to CS2, CS3, CS5, CS6 using my AmEx card.
    Also add to my Adobe transactions LR + LR3 & LR4 upgrades all on the
    same Adobe account. Naturally, my password has been changed.
     
    Savageduck, Oct 5, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    Thanks for that info. I was not aware of that. Adobe is doing the
    honorable thing, and acting in a responsible manner. I'm just happy that
    i did not get such an email from Adobe. However, out of an abundance of
    caution, I will change my password for my Adobe account.
     
    PeterN, Oct 5, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I really wanted to hear nospam's reply, nudge-nudge, wink-wink,
    know-what-I-mean, know-what-I-mean?


    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 6, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    *w h o o o o s h*


    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 6, 2013
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    Savageduck Guest

    Aah! Web coinage.
     
    Savageduck, Oct 6, 2013
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