According to The Wall Street Journal, The leak of Adobe source code could become a major security issue for the U.S. government. Adobe softw...
Another potential concern is that when hackers accessed the code at Adobe, they tampered with it. In such an event, anyone who purchased Adobe software recently would have unwittingly purchased malicious code. So far, there is no evidence of tampering or malicious insertions into code or products that Adobe has shipped say people familiar with the matter. The main issue appears to be whether attackers will be able to use source code to attack business or government websites.
At least 11 U.S. government agencies including the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency and the Department of Energy use Adobe ColdFusion software on publicly-accessible systems, said Randal Rioux, principal security strategist for Splunk, Inc., a company that specializes in data analysis. ColdFusion is widely deployed for many custom applications used for public and partner interactions and as a gateway for internal IT systems, said Mr. Rioux.
The Adobe breach comes at a bad time for the U.S. government with the shutdown. The source code leak combined with the lack of personnel overseeing government websites gives hackers a window of opportunity
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