Adobe Confirms Data Breach, Hacker Leaked More Than 150,000 Customer Details

Adobe Confirms Data Breach, Hacker Leaked More Than 150,000 Customer Details 

Yet again Adobe, the American multinational computer software company had fallen victim of cyber attack. In September Adobe faced what it called a sophisticated cyber attack where hackers have breached Adobe server in order to compromise certificate to sign malware. As a move Adobe revoked those certificates on October 4th. After that massacre, here again one of Adobe's databases has been breached by a hacker and that it has temporarily taken offline the affected website. The attacker who claimed responsibility for the attack, told that he used a SQL injection exploit in the breach. Adobe confirmed the breach and said that the hacker indeed managed to break into an Adobe server and copy the private credentials of approximately 150,000 users – including their names, email addresses and password hashes. Those affected accounts include Adobe customers, Adobe employees and partners along with U.S. military users including U.S. Air Force users, and users from Google, NASA, universities, and other companies. To prove the attack, the intruder, who goes by the name of "ViruS_HimA" and claims to be from Egypt, has released extracts from his haul on the Pastebin text hosting service. 
"It was an SQL Injection vulnerability -- somehow I was able to dump the database in less requests than normal people do," said ViruS_HimA. Users passwords for the Adobe Connect users site were stored and hashed with MD5, says the hacker, which made them "easy to crack" with freely available tools. And Adobe wasn't using WAFs on the servers, the hacker notes. "I just want to be clear that I'm not going against Adobe or any other company. I just want to see the biggest vendors safer than this," he told the press. "Every day we see attacks targeting big companies using Exploits in Adobe, Microsoft, etc. So why don't such companies take the right security procedures to protect them customers and even themselves?"
"Adobe is a very big company but they don't really take care of them security issues, When someone report vulnerability to them, It take 5-7 days for the notification that they've received your report!!" he wrote. "It even takes 3-4 months to patch the vulnerabilities!" 
While talking about such big cyber attacks, here we would like to give you reminder that in the last few months we have been a slew of attacks against the following sites: Guild Wars 2GamigoBlizzardYahooLinkedIneHarmonyFormspringAndroid ForumsGamigo,  Nvidia,BlizzardPhilips, Zynga, VMWare, & so on. For all the latest on cyber security and hacking related stories; stay tuned with VOGH

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