Adobe Creative Cloud Breach Reveals Details On 7.5M Customers
Adobe who has one of the most irritating Creative Cloud security log ins and appears not to know which approved devices are online has exposed information on over 7.5 million of their customers including tens of thousands of Australian users.
The vulnerability that was revealed last week October 19, exposed member identifications, subscription status, payment status and whether the user was an Adobe employee.
The Company who is now back peddling claiming that the exposure, did not affect the applications that Adobe is charging Companies and creative individuals to access.
Adobe said after the exposure that they have now shut off public access to a database of customer email addresses and confidential information last week, according to a blog posted yesterday.
To date customers appear not to have been told by Adobe to change their log in details or that their personal or Company information has been exposed.
I am an Adobe Creative Cloud user and the first I heard of the problem was when I saw the Company blog.
The Adobe statement said, “This issue was not connected to, nor did it affect, the operation of any Adobe core products or services,” the company said in the post. “We are reviewing our development processes to help prevent a similar issue occurring in the future.”
Apparently, a researcher found users’ member identifications, subscription status, payment status and whether the user was an Adobe employee, according to the website Comparitech, which first reported on the security lapse. The information didn’t include passwords or any financial information, Adobe said in the post.
Users of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere applications are affected by the security breach.
This is not the first time that Adobe has had problems with their online cloud operations, back in 2013 attackers stole usernames and encrypted passwords for 38 million customers.