Another disastrous breach — Adobe suffered hacked source code along with loss of customer data

  • Team Omega
  • October 21, 2013

Adobe’s breach was discovered earlier this month with about 3 million customers’ data records and ColdFusion security source code stolen.  One of the reports on this breach says, “Adobe also confirmed attackers accessed the source code of an undetermined number of the company’s software titles; its ColdFusion Web development software and its Acrobat document creation and management software.”  Customers’ credit card data is believed to be part of the stolen records.

Adobe did not know about the breach until the company received a red flag from chief information security officer of Hold Security LLC who found some evidence of its source code saved on the same server used by the same hackers ‘in the breaches of LexisNexis, Dun & Bradstreet and Kroll.’ 

While the whole thing is somewhat at the beginning stages, customers are recommended to update the security patches and run the latest versions of their software.  Thus far, Adobe has reported that no card information has been compromised although that remains to be seen.  The company is going to be offering customers a year of credit monitoring service and is also actively involved in the process of resetting affected customer passwords.

Here is one example of,

  • how hackers focus on targets to steal information to use later
  • how unaware the targets are of what is going on in their network, and
  • thirdly, no business is secure enough or above these security breaches

Learn more about ways to safeguard your data.  Omega will work with you.