Creative Cloud leak

The U.S. multinational computer software company Adobe has suffered a serious security breach earlier this month that exposed user records’ database belonging to the company’s popular Creative Cloud service. The hack, first reported by Reuters and confirmed in an internal email obtained from Acrobat Software Inc., was announced on January 9th but had not been publicly disclosed until Monday afternoon after Flashback Security Systems offered customers two months of free credit monitoring protection for their sites with its website www.adobeapp.com/security-alert. In response — since then— more than 900 websites have received emails warning them about potential threats via links sent directly through those compromised lists, including Facebook, Gmail etc..

Consequently it appears as if some 300 users may have mistakenly included personal data such information like Social Network logins into one file.