Adobe announced on Thursday that its system has been the target of a major data breach. Hackers broke into the internal computer network of Adobe Systems and managed to obtain information on approximately 2.9 million Adobe customers, including customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders.
The “sophisticated” attackers also took source code for Adobe Acrobat, which is used to create electronic documents in the PDF format, as well as ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder, used to create Internet applications, Adobe said.
“Cyber-attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today,” Brad Arkin, Adobe’s Chief Security Officer, said in a statement that was released on Thursday. “Given the profile and widespread use of many of our products, Adobe has attracted increasing attention from cyber attackers.”
The company has yet to release how the data was encrypted, so it is currently unclear just how secure it is. The very same day, Adobe shares fell 64 cents to close at $50.88
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