Adobe Hack Count Jumps to 38 Million Accounts

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Early in October Adobe revealed that nearly 3 million user accounts had been compromised by hackers and some personal information may have been taken. Now company is revising that number and saying the actual number of hacked accounts is 38 million.

Adobe ID hack jumps up to 38 million accountsAdobe ID hack jumps up to 38 million accounts

Adobe's initial report said that user names and encrypted credit card information for 2.9 million users had been taken in the attack. Based on what the company knows now, it is saying Adobe IDs and encrypted passwords for 38 million users were taken.

"So far, our investigation has confirmed that the attackers obtained access to Adobe IDs and (what were at the time valid), encrypted passwords for approximately 38 million active users," Adobe spokesperson Heather Edell said in a statement to CNET.

The company said it has already notified all of the affected users by email, and is now looking into the number of inactive and text user accounts the hackers were able to tap into.

Adobe is working with law enforcement officials on the investigation into the hack, and has also said hackers made off with the source code for several of its products.

Adobe is hosting a security alert webpage where users can reset their passwords and get some more answers about the security breach. Even if Adobe hasn't contacted you, it's still a good idea to change your Adobe ID password as a security precaution.

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Good on Adobe for offering updated information about the extent of the hack, but this can't help users that are on the fence feel comfortable about upgrading to the Creative Cloud subscription service.

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I’m sure it probably did in out university IT from EVER letting us use CC.

Jon Jonny

one word:

Adobe has been robbing us for years on their overpriced software and they had the funds and the knowledge base to provide a high level of security, this is their own fault…not ours

Lee Dronick

Jon, I am now using iDraw and Pixelmator. They are not quite on par with Illustrator and PhotoShop, but pretty much meet my needs. Pages for page layout, and Coda 2 for web pages. Aperture too.

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