Adobe today confirmed that one of its databases has been breached by a hacker and that it had temporarily taken offline the affected Connec...
Adobe today confirmed that one of its databases has been breached by a hacker and that it had temporarily taken offline the affected Connectusers.com website.
Adobe is currently investigating reports of a compromise of a Connectusers.com forum database. These reports first started circulating late during the day on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. At this point of our investigation, it appears that the Connectusers.com forum site was compromised by an unauthorized third party. It does not appear that any other Adobe services, including the Adobe Connect conferencing service itself, were impacted.
To protect Connectusers forum users, we have taken the following actions:
-The Connectusers.com forum site was taken offline in the evening of Tuesday, November 13, 2012. We are working diligently to restore forum services as soon as possible.
-We are in the process of resetting the passwords of impacted Connectusers.com forum members and will reach out to those members with instructions on how to set up new passwords once the forum services are restored.
and according to Dark Reading: Adobe Hacker Says He Used SQL Injection To Grab Database Of 150,000 User Accounts
"Adobe is a very big company but they don't really take care of them security issues, When someone report vulnerability to them, It take 5-7 days for the notification that they've received your report!!" he wrote. "It even takes 3-4 months to patch the vulnerabilities!"
also as an article from NYTimes: The records posted by the hacker contain names, job titles, company affiliation, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, usernames and passwords that have been jumbled — or what security researchers call “hashed”– using an algorithm known as MD5, a widely used tool to produce unique digital fingerprints. But hashed passwords can be easily deciphered using readily available online services.
The hacker warned that he was planning another data dump, this time for Yahoo.
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