Adobe resets 150,000 passwords after site hacked
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 at 09:12
Adobe shut down a website for its Connect online conferencing service after discovering it had been compromised in a data breach.
The company said it would reset passwords of the approximately 150,000 members of the site, Connectusers.com.
Adobe said its Connect web conferencing service and other company sites were not breached.
News of the breach surfaced yesterday when a hacker claimed in an online posting to have stolen log-in credentials of 150,000 Adobe customers and partners.
The hacker, who claimed to be from Egypt, released 644 records from the site, including emails, saying the release was done to point out that Adobe is slow in fixing security problems.
The hacker also promised to release data stolen from Yahoo. A Yahoo spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.
The Adobe breach was discovered a week after Russian security firm Group-IB said it had uncovered a flaw in Adobe's Reader software that criminals are currently exploiting to attack PCs by infecting them with malicious PDFs.
Adobe spokeswoman Wiebke Lips said the company is still reviewing that report, though it has not yet received samples of malicious code discovered by Group-IB.
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