Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
Adobe Systems warned Thursday that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers/AFP

Technology

Hackers plunder Adobe Systems user data source code

Adobe Systems warned Thursday that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers/AFP

Adobe Systems warned Thursday that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers/AFP

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4 – Software titan Adobe Systems on Thursday warned that hackers breached its defenses and stole source code along with credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers.

“Very recently, Adobe’s security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving illegal access of customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products,” Adobe chief security officer Brad Arkin said in a blog post.

“Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems.”

Hackers are believed to have taken information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers. The stolen data was said to include customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and other information relating to people’s orders.

It appeared that no decrypted credit or debit card numbers were pilfered, according to Arkin.

“We deeply regret that this incident occurred,” Arkin said. “We’re working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident.”

Adobe was resetting the passwords of customers whose information was taken and alerting people whose credit or debit card numbers were swiped.

The California based company was also investigating the theft of source code crafted into its products and said it didn’t believe it increased the risk of hackers breaking into programs people may be using.

Adobe makes widely used computer programs including Acrobat, Reader, Photoshop and a ColdFusion web application development tool.

Brian Krebs of the website KrebsOnSecurity said in a blog post that it appeared the same attackers recently struck data brokers and a US funded center devoted to honing skills involved in the investigation and prosecution of cyber crime.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

It remained to be seen whether those breaches exploited Adobe software.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...