Last month this newsletter announced that the Adobe network had been attacked.
On October 3rd of 2013 hackers broke into Adobe network and stole source code for a range of products, including ColdFusion and Acrobat family of products. The breach also affected what was at that time estimated to be 2.9 million users but later was revised to include at least 38 million users. Adobe said hackers had stolen nearly 3 million encrypted customer credit card records, as well as login data for an undetermined number of Adobe user accounts.
The breach happened in early October but the stolen accounts were not published on the web until early November. The published data includes 10s of millions of accounts with IDs, email addresses, encrypted passwords and more. (Read the full follow-up story.)
If you haven’t done so already, please update the password for your adobe.com account immediately. As an additional precaution, make sure you change any accounts using the same password as your adobe.com account.
If you use a tool such as LastPass for password management, here is an additional tip: The LastPass Security Challenge, located in the Tools menu of the LastPass add-on, will help find any other accounts using the same password as the leaked account. Go to the plug-in > Tools > Security Check.