"Very recently, Adobe's security team discovered sophisticated attacks on our network, involving illegal access of customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products," Adobe chief security officer
"Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems."
Hackers are believed to have taken information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers. The stolen data was said to include customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and other information relating to people's orders.
It appeared that no decrypted credit or debit card numbers were pilfered, according to Arkin.
"We deeply regret that this incident occurred," Arkin said. "We're working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident."
Adobe was resetting the passwords of customers whose information was taken and alerting people whose credit or debit card numbers were swiped.
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Adobe makes widely used computer programs including Acrobat, Reader, Photoshop and a ColdFusion web application development tool.
It remained to be seen whether those breaches exploited Adobe software.
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