Data Breaches

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Date Made Public:
September 25, 2017
Company: Adobe
Location: San Jose, California
Type of breach:
DISC
Type of organization:
BSO
Records Breached:
0

"Adobe has earned mockery after accidentally posting its private PGP key on the firm's official security blog.

Last week, Adobe's product security incident response team (PSIRT) accidentally published the private PGP key on the PSIRT blog on Friday, a lesson in what you should never reveal unless you want others to impersonate you."

Information Source:
Media
Date Made Public:
October 4, 2013
Company: Adobe, PR Newswire, National White Collar Crime Center
Location: San Jose, California
Type of breach:
HACK
Type of organization:
BSR
Records Breached:
2,900,000

Hackers obtained the customer information of nearly 3 million Adobe custoemrs who used Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, and other Adobe software products.  Customer IDs, encrypted passwords, names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information related to customer orders were exposed.  Anyone who bought software directly from Adobe's website is advised to change their Adobe account passwords.

UPDATE (10/11/2013): Hackers kept the source code on a hidden, but unencrypted server.

UPDATE (10/21/2013): A second breach related to the initial one in early October caused Adobe to reset client passwords.

UPDATE (10/29/2013): An investigation revealed that the encrypted passwords of approximately 38 million active users were also exposed.  Adobe IDs were also compromised and were reset by Adobe after the breach.

UPDATE (11/20/2013): Around 42 million passwords for the Australian-based online dating service Cupid Media were also found on the same server that contained stolen Adobe, PR Newswire, and National White Collar Crime Center information.

UPDATE (11/25/2013): Some estimate that 152 million Adobe ID accounts were in a file that began circulating the internet in late October.  Adobe systems Inc has encountered delays in trying to notify all customers of the issue since it was discovered 10 weeks ago. 

 

Information Source:
Media
Date Made Public:
May 13, 2013
Company: Adobe, Washington Administrative Office of the Courts
Location: Olympia, Washington
Type of breach:
HACK
Type of organization:
BSO
Records Breached:
160,000

Up to 160,000 people may have had their information exposed by a breach.  Anyone who was booked into a city or county jail int he state of Washington between September of 2011 and December of 2012 may have had their Social Security number exposed.

Additionally, three classes of people may have had their names and driver's license information exposed.  First, people who received a DUI citation between 1989 and 2011 in the state of Washington may have had their names and drivers' license numbers exposed. Anyone who had a traffic case filed or resolved in a district or municipal court between 2011 and 2012 may have been affected. Finally, anyone who had a criminal case in Washington filed against them or resolved between 2011 and 2012 may have had their name and driver's license number exposed.

 

Information Source:
Media
Date Made Public:
November 14, 2012
Company: Adobe
Location: San Jose, California
Type of breach:
HACK
Type of organization:
BSO
Records Breached:
230

A hacker released the names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords of 230 members of Adobe's company database.  The hacker claimed to have access to over 150,000 records.  Adobe announced that it would reset approximately 150,000 passwords of members of the Connectusers.com site.

UPDATE (11/14/2012): The 230 people who were affected also had their titles, affiliated organizations, and usernames exposed.  A number of those affected were associated with U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. State Department, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Information Source:
Databreaches.net
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