This is one for the record books: an intrusion led to Adobe IDs and passwords along with “certain information” for about 2.9 million customers falling to int the hands of hackers. Better yet, the information breached not only include IDs and passwords, but customer names, encrypted credit / debit card numbers, and expiration dates also was compromised.
In response to the breach, Adobe has reached out for federal law enforcement to assist, along with banks to remain on alert, and for “eligible customers”, one free year of credit monitoring.
“Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems,” writes chief security officer Brad Arkin.
As a result of this whole mess, it’s a good idea to change your Adobe password.