Adobe Systems Inc shut down a website where customers share
information about using its Connect online conferencing service after
the software maker discovered it had been compromised in a data breach.
company, whose software is frequently targeted by computer hackers
because it is widely used to publish digital documents, said on
Wednesday that it would reset passwords of the approximately 150,000
members of the site, Connectusers.com.
Adobe said its Connect web conferencing service and other company sites were not breached.
of the breach surfaced on Tuesday when a hacker claimed in a posting on
the Internet to have stolen log-in credentials of 150,000 Adobe
customers and partners.
The hacker, who claimed to be from Egypt,
released 644 records from the site, including emails, saying the release
was done to point out that Adobe is slow in fixing security problems.
The hacker also promised to release data stolen from Yahoo Inc . A Yahoo spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.
Adobe breach was discovered a week after Russian security firm Group-IB
said it had uncovered a flaw in Adobe's Reader software that criminals
are currently exploiting to attack PCs by infecting them with malicious
Adobe spokeswoman Wiebke Lips said the company is
still reviewing that report, though it has not yet received samples of
malicious code discovered by Group-IB.
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