In an unfortunate turn of events, Adobe, makers of the popular Business Catalyst and Photoshop products, have had their systems compromised by hackers.
According to a blog post by Adobe's Chief Security Officer, Brad Arkin, several million accounts are believed to have been compromised.
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. At this time, we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems. We deeply regret that this incident occurred. We’re working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident.
Some of the information believed to have been compromised include customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders. An approximate estimate by Adobe is that 2.9 million accounts have been affected by this hack.
As a reaction to this, Adobe has announced the following courses of action are being taken:
In addition to this particular compromise, they are also investigating the illegal access to source code of numerous Adobe products. For more information, please see the blog post here. If you are concerned or believe your account to be affected, read the post here and take the appropriate actions.