Nearly 7.5 Million Adobe Creative Cloud Users Exposed To Hackers

Nearly 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud users are left open to phishing campaigns after their records were left exposed to the internet. Threatpost reports: Adobe Creative Cloud, which has an estimated 15 million subscribers, is a monthly service that gives users access to a suite of popular Adobe products such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects and others. Comparitech partnered with security researcher Bob Diachenko to uncover the exposed database. The Elasticsearch database could be tapped without a password or any other authentication; offering an attacker access to email addresses, account information and which Adobe products that users purchased. The data did not include payment information or passwords. The user data “wasn’t particularly sensitive,” but it could be used to create convincing phishing emails aimed at Adobe users, according to Comparitech researcher Paul Bischoff, in Friday research shared with Threatpost. “The information exposed in this leak could be used against Adobe Creative Cloud users in targeted phishing emails and scams,” Bischoff noted. “Fraudsters could pose as Adobe or a related company and trick users into giving up further info, such as passwords, for example.”

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