150,000,000 Adobe Creative Cloud Accounts Compromised

Episode 1029 (05:49)

Adobe's Creative Cloud has been hacked, exposing millions of accounts to hackers. Although the passwords were encrypted by Adobe, the hints were not, allowing hackers to deduce what passwords were. Most were set to "123456," or "password." Adobe has required users to change their password immediately, but the damage may have already been done since credit cards are linked to the accounts. Leo advises everyone to make passwords very difficult to deduce or to crack via brute force attack. Adobe is also offering a free year of Experian identity monitoring, which Leo says is useless after the fact.

Over 150 million breached records from Adobe hack have surfaced online…
http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/7/5078560/over-150-million-breached-records-from-adobe-hack-surface-online