Adobe hacked

Fire-Effect-TutorialsIn case you haven’t heard – 2.9 million of Adobe’s customers have had their details hacked, and that ‘may have’ included info like credit card details.

Here’s a little more via Wordfence (which I highly recommend by the way):

 

Within the last 48 hours Adobe announced that they have been hacked and that the user account data of 2.9 million Adobe users has been breached. They also confirmed that the attackers may have gained access to the user’s financial information. The Washington Post are covering the story.

Adobe products are used extensively in the WordPress community, so we are issuing a special alert to ensure that our subscribers are aware of the breach and know what action to take.

Adobe has issued a bulletin on their Help website which details what happened and what to do and it includes a FAQ about the incident at the bottom of the page. You can find the Adobe bulletin here.

I’d like to add special emphasis to two items:

 

  1. If you have the bad habit of using the same password on multiple websites, make sure you change your password on all other websites that used the same password as your Adobe account.

  2. If you purchased something from Adobe within the last few years, keep a close eye on your credit card or bank statement for illegal activity.

Here’s the full blurb from Adobe, including info on changing your password etc.

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