Adobe said its security team has discovered sophisticated attacks on its network, involving illegal access to customer information as well as source code for numerous products
Adobe Systems, which makes software such as Photoshop and Acrobat, on Friday said the credit card information of 2.9 million customers has been stolen from its web site in a cyber attack.
Adobe, in a blog post, said its security team discovered sophisticated attacks on its network, involving the illegal access to customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products.
“Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems. We also believe the attackers removed from our systems certain information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers.
“This includes customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and other information relating to customer orders,” it added.
Adobe said while it believes the attackers did not remove decrypted credit or debit card numbers from its systems, it is working internally and with external partners and law enforcement to address the incident.
The company said it is notifying customers and resetting passwords. It has also alerted banks processing Adobe payments to help protect customer accounts and is working with federal law enforcement on its related investigation.
“Cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today. Given the profile and widespread use of many of our products, Adobe has attracted increasing attention from cyber attackers,” Adobe chief security officer Brad Arkin wrote in the blog post.
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Several studies have been conducted all over the world, including India, on the harmful effects of cell phone radiation. Here are some practical and simple tips on how you can take precaution and protect yourself from radiation
India has about 100 crore mobile phone users and there will be roughly 5 lakh mobile towers by 2014, consuming a huge amount of energy—about 2.7 crore units of electricity and over 200 crore liters of diesel daily.
Various studies have been conducted all over the world, on the impact of cell phone’s electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) radiation on human, animal and plant life. While none of the studies are conclusive in pointing to the harmful effects such as EMF radiation, there is no harm in exercising care.
Several studies have been undertaken in India as well. The following is a list of such studies:
Simple Do's and Don’ts
We do not have to be fearful or stressed about radiation, but following these simple and common sense tips, while using a mobile phone, can help a lot:
Other safety precautions that can be considered in reference to radiation:
(Gaurang Damani is an engineer and an eminent social and legal activist. He is also the founder of 'Karmayogi Pratisthan', an NGO that builds awareness and empowers people about how to deal with everyday problems. He is also the publisher of a website called DieHardIndian, an exhaustive repository of information for the Indian citizen.)