Adobe says customer data, source code accessed in cyber attack


BOSTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc said onThursday it was the victim of sophisticated cyber attacks on itsnetworks by hackers who accessed data belonging to millions ofcustomers along with the source code to some of its popularsoftware titles.

Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin said in a statement thatthe company believes the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDsand encrypted passwords and removed data relating to 2.9 millionAdobe customers. That information includes customer names,encrypted payment card numbers, expiration dates and informationrelating to orders, he said.

He said they also accessed the source code for several Adobesoftware titles including Acrobat, ColdFusion and ColdFusionBuilder.

KrebsOnSecurity, a cyber security news site, reportedearlier on Thursday that a week ago it found what appeared to bea massive trove of Adobe's source code on the server of hackersbelieved to be responsible for breaches at three major U.S. dataproviders.

It said it discovered the code while conducting aninvestigation into breaches at Dun & Bradstreet Corp,Altegrity Inc's Kroll Background America Inc and ReedElsevier's LexisNexis Inc. Those attacks weredisclosed on Sept. 25.

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