Adobe’s luck ran out Thursday as hackers were able to successfully breach through security and steal passwords, IDs, and credit card information from 2.9 million users. Not only did this happen, but source code for certain products were also stolen on the same day and the attack is believed to be related to the security breach.
Adobe has taken several steps in order to ensure that customer’s money won’t be accessed and that similar accounts can protected as well. The company has informed the customers who were hacked by sending out letters, they have contacted federal authorizations, and have recommended customers to change their ID and password from other sites if it is the same as their Adobe account. The organization also stated the following “We have notified the banks processing customer payments for Adobe, so that they can work with the payment card companies and card-issuing banks to help protect customers’ accounts.” Hopefully this will prevent the attackers from using the information they gathered, but it does not grantee the prevent of another strike.
Although many companies promise to prevent security breaches, evidence show that it is impossible to not get hacked. Sony was hacked about 10 times in 2011, Apple has been hacked a few times and now Adobe. Even if new technology created to increase security is implemented, hackers with a security mindset will quickly find a way around it (as evident by Iphone 5s’s fingerprint hack).