Adobe shuts forum as it probes security breach

15 Nov 2012

The message on the the forum site

Software maker Adobe has pulled its forum database offline as it investigates a security breach that exposed password information about users of its conferencing technology.

“At this point of our investigation, it appears that the forum site was compromised by an unauthorised third party,” the Adobe Connect Blog stated.

“It does not appear that any other Adobe services, including the Adobe Connect conferencing service itself, were impacted.”

Adobe has also said it is working to restore forum services as soon as possible and is resetting passwords of forum members who have been affected by the breach, which first came to light late Tuesday.

“(We) will reach out to those members with instructions on how to set up new passwords once the forum services are restored,” Adobe said in the blog post.

“We sincerely apologise 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.”

Adobe has also issued an online security reminder.

“One of the best ways to protect yourself online is to follow password best practices and use different login credentials across different websites and services.”

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic