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Adobe addresses data breach

Company said it secured the exposed database on the same day

A data breach last week at Adobe exposed nearly 7.5 million Creative Cloud accounts to the public.

A database reportedly became accessible online containing sensitive user information, including email addresses, Adobe subscriptions, payment status, account creation dates, local time zones and member IDs.

Adobe managed to secure the database on the same day and released a statement saying: “Late last week, Adobe became aware of a vulnerability related to work on one of our prototype environments. We promptly shut down the misconfigured environment, addressing the vulnerability.

“The environment contained Creative Cloud customer information, including e-mail addresses, but did not include any passwords or financial information. This issue was not connected to, nor did it affect, the operation of any Adobe core products or services. We are reviewing our development processes to help prevent a similar issue occurring in the future.”