Adobe hacking victims reportedly grow to 38 million

A little more than three weeks after disclosing that hackers had gained access to credit card and other personal information for nearly 3 million of its customers, Adobe Systems of San Jose is now saying more than 38 million users were victimized.

Adobe officials didn’t immediately respond to this newspaper’s request for comment Wednesday. But its spokeswoman Heather Edell told the New York Times that the company has reset passwords for the breached accounts and notified all of the victimized customers.

In addition to stealing usernames and passwords, Adobe has said the hackers also stole source code to several of its popular software products, including Acrobat, ColdFusion, ColdFusion Builder and Photoshop.

AP photo by Paul Sakuma




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