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Adobe Announces Server Hacked, Data from 2.9 Million Customers Compromised

Adobe announced Thursday that one of their servers was hacked. According to Adobe, among other compromises, “we 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.”

Adobe has indicated that they have contacted (or are contacting) affected customers. These affected customers will be required to change their passwords. For those who Adobe believes credit card information may have been compromised, Adobe will offer “the option of enrolling in a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership where available.”

Whether you are contacted or not, I would suggest changing your password immediately, and keeping an eye (as always) on your credit card statements.

To change your password, log in to your Adobe account, then go to My Adobe (top right), My Information (left).

2017-08-04T14:28:13-07:00 October 5th, 2013|2 Comments


  1. Dean October 11, 2013 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Here’s a website that will generate a strong password for you. You can set the password length from 8-15 characters and optionally use symbols (check box is checked by default).

    • Dean October 11, 2013 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Correction to my post above. You can have the password generator create a password from 8-100 characters in length. They recommend a length of 15 characters.

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