Hackers have stolen the personal data of nearly 3 million customers of Adobe Systems, which makes softwares like Photoshop, PDF document reader and Acrobat and lot of other useful softwares. The Stolen data includes customer names, their passwords, credit cards information, debit card numbers and other information connected to customer orders and other customer details. In addition, the source code of some of the famous adobe products (Such as Cold Fusion, Adobe Acrobat, Cold Fusion Images) have also fallen into the hands of these data thieves. The hackers also removed specific information of 3 million adobe customers from adobe systems. This massive data theft is occured between 11th and 17th September 2013. The theft of the source code had apparently already taken place in early August this year. Adobe is still investigating this current incident.
Adobe said , it is notifying the customers and resetting their passwords as a security measure. It would also inform the affected customers, if their credit card numbers were stolen. Adobe also briefed the banks about this incident and alerted them about the processing of Adobe payments to help protect the accounts of adobe customers. The federal state law agencies have also got involved into this matter for deeper investigation.
Adobe chief security officer Brad Arkin said in an interview about this cyber attack, “Cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today. Given the profile and widespread use of many of our products, Adobe has attracted increasing attention from cyber attackers.”.