Cyber attack hits Adobe, 2.9 million accounts compromised

By Scorpus ยท 9 replies
Oct 3, 2013
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  1. Adobe has revealed today that they've been hit with a cyber attack, with intruders stealing a range of information from 2.9 million Adobe customers. Adobe IDs and encrypted passwords were accessed, but far more worrying is the news that customer...

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,992   +2,528

    I certainly sympathize with Adobe's customers. With that said, something like this couldn't happen to a 'nicer' company.
    m4a4 and p51d007 like this.
  3. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,308   +649

    Another reason I'm sticking with "non cloud" adobe products. Yeah, put all your crap in the adobe cloud, or other software vendor, and POOF!
    avoidz likes this.
  4. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Figures, the first time I actually pay for photoshop and they get compromised.
  5. tomkaten

    tomkaten TS Maniac Posts: 222   +143

    Couldn't help but chuckle at Tekka's sincerity :)
  6. The fact that they were compromised has absolutely nothing to do with being in the cloud or not. If I purchased the "non cloud" version of Photoshop off of the Staples website the same exact thing can happen.
  7. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    Wow wow...that is horrible. I guess it's a good thing I really don't use adobe and don't really have any products of theirs.
  8. Why anyone would elect to place their personal, copyrighted material in a cloud is beyond me. My work is exactly that, mine. I created it, and thus owned and copyrighted by me and me alone.
    I have no desire to arbitrarily place it into the hands of anyone who is not a client and paid for a specific work.
  9. PDFs suck royally anyways
  10. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    How many attacks and how much information is taken without these companies' knowledge?

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