Hackers have acquired data from 38 million Adobe customer accounts


If you’re an Adobe customer, you might want to change your password today. Following up an initial report earlier this month where Adobe said hackers acquired data from 3 million customer accounts, the company is now saying that the number is more like 38 million.

That’s 38 million Adobe IDs, their passwords which are thankfully encrypted, and credit card information. According to an Adobe spokeswoman, of those 38 million accounts, many were¬†“invalid Adobe IDs, inactive Adobe IDs, Adobe IDs with invalid encrypted passwords and test account data.” But that doesn’t change the fact that active customers with real data aren’t being affected either — which is why Adobe has sent out warning emails to affected customers.

Whether or not you received a warning email from Adobe, it might be a good idea to change your Adobe ID’s password today. You know, just in case.

[via Reuters, Gizmodo]

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  • Shawn

    Half of those accounts I’m sure we’re created due to the fake free photoshop fiasco.

    So I’m sure the hackers ended up with lots of bogus accounts.


  • CJ Cotter

    Wow. This is old news. I got a notification from them a few weeks back about this. The suggestion that we “might” want to change our password today is a moot recommendation. Your Adobe account is already set up to force you to do so the next time you try to log in.