Adobe's battle array breach by hackers

This past Thursday Adobe Systems Inc revealed the mind-blowing news that hackers broke its battle array and accessed secret data.

Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin said that the results of preliminary investigation is that attackers stole source code for major products like Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder and so on and gained unauthorized access to 2.9 million customer accounts including their names, user identification numbers and encrypted passwords and payment card numbers. Read Adobe's public statement about the incidents Here.

Now experts need to determine how to protect software users since the source code has been stolen and can be used by hackers to launch attacks against all users of that software. The company said that the password resetting process of all affected accounts will begin and will affect Revel and Creative Cloud account users that will be notified via email to reset their passwords including offering the affected customers a complimentary year-long membership in a credit-monitoring service.

Sophisticated hacking of such a big tech giant itself is a most devastating attack. Adobe products currently touch most end-user personal computing devices and are used on many corporate and government servers around the world.

Now see what effective steps Adobe will take to keep the trust of its customers.


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