Adobe Was Hacked; Change Your Password

The scope of the attack is still unknown

Adobe is sending USPS mail and email to their customers to alert them that their data may have been compromised and urging them to change their passwords. There is a link included in the email, but it also states that you may type in the URL into your browser. We would encourage you to take the latter option since this hack is prime opportunity for phishers to craft a notice and gain access to your information.

Actions you need to take going forward

According to consumer protection expert Adam Levin:

"What should you do? Be really careful with what files you open right now, with what links you click and even with what emails you read (if you don't have pictures blocked). Make sure you have and are running the most up-to-date antivirus software that also scans for malware.

"Also, change your passwords -- right now. Don't use the same password for different accounts, especially for your financial and email accounts. Never use the word "password" or any other word found in the dictionary, which are really easy for hackers' programs to guess. Instead, in addition to letters, use numbers, symbols and punctuation marks to make your password harder to decipher. For financial accounts and email accounts (which can be used to reset passwords on other accounts), insist on two-factor authentication (a password and another form of identification determined by your email provider).

"And, obviously, look twice at any email purportedly from Adobe encouraging you to download updates or new versions of the software."

If you have any questions please contact the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 1.