Image editing software giant Adobe has confirmed that personal details of its customers, including names and u2018encryptedu2019 debit and credit card numbers, have been stolen by computer hackers.

In a blog, Adobe’s chief security officer Brad Arkin said that the attack affects 2.9 million Adobe customers.

Arkin said he did not believe that the attackers had been able to access customers’ encrypted debit and credit card numbers.

However, he believes they removed information including customer order details and debit and credit card expiration dates.

‘We deeply regret that this incident has occurred. We are working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident,’ Arkin wrote.

Abode says it will send an email to customers whose user names and passwords were involved in the cyber attack.

Arkin said Adobe has also reset the passwords of affected customers.

‘We are in the process of notifying customers whose debit and credit card information we believe to be involved in the incident.’

At the same time, Adobe says it has also launched a probe into ‘illegal access to source code of numerous Adobe products’.

It is not clear how many UK customers are affected. Adobe has yet to respond to Amateur Photographer‘s request for comment, made earlier today.

  • Michael Oakes

    I’m a UK Adobe customer and I received an email from them to advise me that they have reset my password. According to the Adobe website. . .

    “Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems. We also believe the attackers removed from our systems certain information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers, including customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders. At this time, we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems.

    We are also investigating the illegal access to source code of numerous Adobe products. Based on our findings to date, we are not aware of any specific increased risk to customers as a result of this incident.”

    This looks like a pretty serious breach of security !

  • d m weave

    Seems that the creative cloud is a mere bubble to be busted.
    Would be far more economical to print those cs programs on cd/dvd than
    2.9 million potential lawsuits.
    Adobe has abandoned its faithful users who dont have home access to highspeed internet.

  • Eric Begbie

    After re-setting my Adobe password in response to last week’s e-mail, I received another e-mail this morning telling me to do it again.

    Being hacked once may be unfortunate; twice is just plain careless.