Breaching Adobe company servers, hackers were somehow able make away with very sensitive data, the company stated on Thursday. This data included the personal information of 2.9 million customers as well as company product source code.
Hackers, who are believed to be a part of a larger network of cyber criminals, were able to get access to Adobe customer ID's and encrypted passwords. Adobe also stated in a blog post on Thursday, that they believe hackers also got their hands on 2.9 million customer names and the encrypted credit and debit card numbers to go with them.
According to Brad Arkin, Adobe’s Chief Security Officer “Cyberattacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today,” “Given the profile and widespread use of many of our products, Adobe has attracted increasing attention from cyberattackers.”
Adobe says that both customers and the banks in charge of processing its customer payments have been notified to help curb identity theft. And that they have also began resetting customer passwords to stop any further malicious activity.
Along with customer information, hackers were able to obtain the source code for two of Adobe's products, Acrobat and ColdFusion. Coldfusion is a product used by 75 of the Fortune 100 companies, along with the U.S. Senate. Adobe however, says that the stolen source code will not be a problem for the users of any of the aforementioned products.
Not everyone is as confident as Adobe. Private security firm Hold Security worries that simple access to the source code could eventually lead to "software vulnerabilities" which could have unforeseen consequences for both individual and corporate data.