Adobe Hack Count Jumps to 38 Million Accounts

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 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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