I know many of my readers are graphic designers and Adobe product users, so I wanted to relay the news…If you haven’t heard yet, Adobe has announced a “sophisticated attack” to their networks, allowing hackers to obtain encrypted passwords and other personal information from an estimated 2.9 million customers.
So what does this mean for Adobe users? Well, according to Adobe, they’re in the process of notifying customers whose credit or debit card information may be at risk. If you haven’t received an email or notification regarding this, you should be good to go. Adobe is also emailing some users, informing them to change their Adobe ID passwords as a safety precaution.
As a graphic designer who relies on Adobe products to make a living, I must say it’s a bit disconcerting knowing that when I make the inevitable jump into the “Adobe Cloud“, I’ll be swimming in shark infested waters. Lets just hope Adobe can avoid an even larger breach akin to Sony’s fiasco a couple years back (where Playstation Network users were left waiting weeks for things to get back up running again).