Adobe Security Breach Threatens Credit Card Information

Adobe Security Breach Threatens Credit Card Information

October 9, 2013         Written By Justin Hefner

A recent security breach at Adobe could mean that hackers may have access to stolen credit card information.

Many Adobe Creative Cloud users received an email on October 4th that included the following:

We recently discovered that attackers illegally entered our network. The attackers may have obtained access to your Adobe ID and encrypted password. We currently have no indication that there has been unauthorized activity on your account. If you have placed an order with us, information such as your name, encrypted payment card number, and card expiration date also may have been accessed. We do not believe any decrypted card numbers were removed from our systems.

The email suggests that users change their password information for their Adobe accounts and any other accounts that utilize the same email/password setup. In addition to adhering to this advice, users should also carefully examine their credit card account to make sure nothing suspicious appears.

Adobe has confirmed that more than 2.9 million customers were affected by the breach. So far, no serious problems have been reported as a result of the incident.

If you are an Adobe account holder with a credit card number on file, keep an eye on both your credit card and email accounts associated with Adobe.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of October 9, 2013. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Justin Hefner

Justin Hefner is in the education field and has written about a number of financial issues. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University and a Masters in Education from Texas State University.
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