Adobe says source code, customer data stolen by hackers
BOSTON (REUTERS) - Adobe Systems Inc said on Thursday that hackers had stolen source code to some of its most popular software and data about millions of its customers.
Security experts worry about the theft of source code because close review of the programmes can lead to the discovery of new flaws that can be used to launch hard-to-detect attacks against all users of that software.
The hackers took source code for Adobe Acrobat, which is used to create electronic documents in the PDF format, as well as ColdFusion and ColdFusion Builder, used to create Internet applications, Adobe said.
Adobe Chief Security Officer Brad Arkin said the company had been investigating the breach since its discovery two weeks ago and that it had no evidence of any attacks based on the theft.