Adobe hack affected 38 million users, worse than first reported

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The Adobe hack reported last month to have affected 3 million user accounts actually affected more than 38 million users, Adobe has revealed.

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Hackers obtained credit card information and other data from more than 38 million Adobe customer accounts, a much more extensive figure than the 3 million accounts originally reported back on 3 October.

Adobe also said its investigation determined that the hackers stole part of the source code to its flagship photo editing software, Photoshop.

What’s more, Adobe has revealed that the hackers accessed an undisclosed number of Adobe IDs and encrypted passwords that were stored in a separate database.

When the hack was first reported, Adobe reset the passwords on accounts that were compromised by the hack and notified those users whose credit card information was exposed.

In the wake of today’s announcement that 38 million accounts were affected in the Adobe hack, a spokesperson for the company has said that Adobe has “completed e-mail notification of these users. We also have reset the passwords for all Adobe IDs with valid, encrypted passwords that we believe were involved in the incident — regardless of whether those users are active or not.”

Adobe’s support team has posted an FAQ for users who are affected and want to know what to do next.

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