Hello ATCGTECH Colleagues, Friends, and Small Business Owners, You may have seen in the news that Adobe was hacked last week. Here is an excerpt from the New York Times: “Hackers infiltrated the computer system of the software company Adobe, gaining access to credit card information and other personal data from 2.9 million of its customers, the company acknowledged on Thursday. The security breach, which Adobe called a part of a “sophisticated attack,” also allowed hackers to obtain encrypted passwords and other personal information from customers.” “Hackers also illegally took copies of the source code of some of the company’s widely used products, which are run on personal computers and businesses servers around the world.” “There was no indication that the attackers obtained unencrypted credit card numbers, Adobe said in a statement. As a precaution, however, the company said it had notified customers and credit card companies about the breach and reset customer passwords to prevent further unauthorized access.” Here is what you need to know:
  • As a computer user, please be extra cautious of PDF files sent by people you don’t know, as they could contain “zero day” exploits.
  • If you have an account with Adobe, you should change your password immediately. If you re-used that password anywhere else (Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook), then all those passwords should be changed as well.
  • If you have made any direct purchases from Adobe via credit card, you may want to contact your bank and get those credit card(s) re-issued with new numbers. Adobe is resetting the passwords on breached Adobe customer IDs, and users should receive an email if they were affected. Adobe is also notifying customers whose credit or debit card information was exposed.
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