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Adobe's user forum hacked, company takes site offline

Adobe's user forum site, connectusers.com, was hacked, 150,000 accounts affected.

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Trace Hagan
Published Wed, Nov 14 2012 4:38 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Adobe has suffered a breach on its user forums resulting in the resetting of approximately 150,000 member passwords. The site in question, connectusers.com, was breached by a hacker claiming to be from Egypt. The hacker released 644 records from the site. he says he targeted Adobe because of their slow response to fixing security problems.

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Adobe has confirmed that its Connect web conferencing service, among other websites ran by Adobe, were not affected by this breach. We first caught wind of the breach on Tuesday, after the hacker posted on the internet claiming that he stole the log-in combos for 150,000 Adobe customers and partners.

It's not clear what all data has been compromised. The hacker has said that he will also release data stolen from Yahoo, though Yahoo did not comment upon this.

NEWS SOURCE:reuters.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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