Three million Adobe user accounts hacked? No, make that 38 million-plus

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Oct 30, 2013 04:01 am PST

Remember that Adobe security breach from earlier this month that leaked the account records of some 3 million customers? Scratch that; the actual number was at least 38 million, it has emerged.

In early October, Adobe warned of “sophisticated attacks” on its network in which hackers gained access to data for what was then believed to be about 2.9 million customers: that data included names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders.

In addition, the company said, the cyber-crooks had managed to abscond with source code for “numerous Adobe products.”

But in a blog post on Tuesday, investigative journalist Brian Krebs said those early estimates were far too low, and that the actual list of accounts that had been compromised numbered in the tens of millions.