Adobe Investigates Cyber-attack

Adobe Systems is investigating an attack against corporate network systems managed by Adobe. Details of the security threat are scarce.

Adobe Systems reported Jan. 12 that it has uncovered a "coordinated attack against corporate network systems managed by Adobe and other companies."

Adobe became aware of the attack Jan. 2, according to a post by Adobe employee Pooja Prasad on a company blog. Other companies were affected by the attack as well, and Adobe is in communication with them as the investigation continues.

"At this time, we have no evidence to indicate that any sensitive information-including customer, financial, employee or any other sensitive data-has been compromised," Prasad wrote. "We anticipate [that] the full investigation will take quite some time to complete. We have and will continue to use information gained from this attack to make infrastructure improvements to enhance security for Adobe, our customers and our partners."

The announcement came the same day Google announced it had uncovered a cyber-attack targeting not only its infrastructure but also 20 other companies as well. It is not clear whether the incidents are related.

As part of January's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft warned Windows XP users to be wary of vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Flash Player 6, which shipped with XP. The most current version of Flash is 10, and users are urged to update.

Adobe, which in the past 12 months has sought to more aggressively address security vulnerabilities in its software, also released patches Jan. 12 for critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Information about the update can be found here.