As most of our readers know from a post we did about a month ago, Adobe’s systems were hacked and the bad guys essentially got away with whatever info they wanted. Early reports estimated that up to 38 million accounts and passwords were stolen. Well, that’s been revised upward – a lot.
The stolen data has now appeared for sale online and from that info it’s now pretty certain that upward of 150 million accounts were compromised.
To make matters even worse, it appears that Adobe did little to safeguard the info as they implemented only a basic form of encryption. You can read an interesting synopsis from the folks at Sophos: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/11/04/anatomy-of-a-password-disaster-adobes-giant-sized-cryptographic-blunder/
The moral of the story? Don’t believe it can’t happen to your company or organization and make every effort to keep your information as safe as possible.