Adobe hackers stole more information than previously reported. A lot more.
Initial reports stated fewer than 3 million users were affected by the security breach, when in actuality 38 million consumers were compromised.
The software giant that is used by millions to complete everyday tasks for work and play, with programs like Photoshop, says hackers were able to obtain the IDs and encrypted passwords of 38 million active users.
“We have completed email notification of these users. We also have reset the passwords for all Adobe IDs with valid, encrypted passwords that we believe were involved in the incident, regardless of whether those users are active or not,” Adobe said of the hacker attack in KresbonSecurity, the cyber security website that exposed the breach.
The experts on the site discovered 40 GB of Adobe source code on a server owned by well known cyber criminals.
As reported by The Inquisitr earlier this month, the Adobe hackers reportedly stole the information from data aggregators including Dun & Bradstreet, Kroll, and LexisNexis all of which confirmed the findings.
Additionally to the stolen information, Adobe says hackers stole a portion of the source code to the Photoshop program, which is widely used by professional photographers.
At the same time, the cyber thieves were able to access information of accounts that are no longer active. Adobe said it is working on notifying those users of the attack.
Even though a file with the stolen information was posted by the site Anonymous, the company said there have been no signs of unauthorized activity on any of the Adobe IDs affected by the breach.
When the cyber attack was originally reported by Adobe, it was believed that about 3 million users were affected, however, further investigation revealed those compromised amount to 38 million.
The company also reported that the attackers stole source codes to three other products: Acrobat, ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder.
Adobe reports that hackers stole the source code to three other programs: Acrobat, ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder.
Adobe said it planned to send information to the users affected by the hackers attack on how to protect themselves. They will offer a complimentary one-year membership to a credit monitoring service.