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Adobe hacked, Yahoo may be next

November 16, 2012 11:58am
A hacker broke into Adobe's servers and posted the contents of its database online, a hacker-oriented news site reported.
The Hacker News said an Egyptian hacker, ViruS-HimA, claimed to have dumped the database containing more than 150,000 emails and hashed passwords.
Quoting the hacker, The Hacker News said the next target may be Internet pioneer Yahoo.
"ViruS_HimA desire(d) to demonstrate that despite Adobe (being) one of the most important compan(ies) in (the) IT landscape, it leaks of a proper security defense. For the same reason the hacker announced that next target will be Yahoo," it said.
For its part, Adobe said it is now investigating the reported compromise of its forum database.
In a blog post, it said these reports first started circulating late November 13.
"At this point of our investigation, it appears that the forum site was compromised by an unauthorized third party. It does not appear that any other Adobe services, including the Adobe Connect conferencing service itself, were impacted," it said.
For now, Adobe said it took the forum site offline and is resetting the passwords of impacted forum members.
"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to our forum members. Your security is of critical importance to us, and we appreciate your patience as we work towards restoring forum services," it said. — RSJ, GMA News
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