Adobe is being hacked and leaking more than 7.5 million user accounts

Eddie Mora
2 min readOct 29, 2019

If you’re an Adobe product user, this new may makes cry!

Adobe has suffered a serious security breach earlier this month that exposed the user records’ database belonging to the company’s popular Creative Cloud service.

A Security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered an unsecured Elasticsearch database belonging to Adobe Creative Cloud subscription service that was accessible to anyone without any password or authentication.

The inadvertently exposed database, which has now been secured, contained personal information of nearly 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud user accounts.

The information exposed is about : Emails, Account creation date, Payment status, and other critical informations.

Adobe was notified about the breach on October 19, The company responded to the security incident swiftly and shut off public access to the database on the same day.

<What users should do? >

It’s unknown if the database had been unauthorizedly accessed by anyone else before the researcher discovered it, but in case they discovered it, users should mainly be suspicious of phishing emails, which are usually the next step of cybercriminals in an attempt to trick users into giving up further details like passwords and financial information.

Though the database did not expose any financial information, it is always a good idea to be vigilant and keep a close eye on your bank and payment card statements for any unusual activity and report to the bank, if you find any.

Adobe also offers two-factor authentication that users should enable to help them secure their accounts with an additional layer of security.