Adobe hackers hit more victims, but Aussies escape

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Adobe hackers hit more victims, but Aussies escape

Researcher to inform hacked orgs.

Details of further organisations breached by the hacking crew who stole 2.9 million credit cards and product source code from Adobe is expected to be announced.

But Australian organisations appear to have escaped being attacked by the hacking crew which last week breached Adobe and earlier hit LexisNexis and the US National White Collar Crime Center.

Hold Security chief information security officer Alex Holden, who discovered a 40Gb cache of stolen data including compiled and uncompiled Adobe Coldfusion and Acrobat code, said many more organisations were hacked by the Russian-speaking crew but added he was reticent to reveal specific details.

"We are still identifying new organisations that may be affected," Holden said. "I can tell you that there are multiple verticals involved as the hackers went after targets of opportunity."

He said that mentioning specific details could risk "creating a wider and unnecessary panic".

Instead, Holden was mulling revealing details of further breached organisations only after the organisations were informed of the hacks.

He added that he was not aware of Australia-based companies that were affected.

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