Adobe confirms it was also hit in ‘Operation Aurora’ Google hack

Graham Cluley

At almost the same time as Google was telling the world that attacks it believed to have originated from China had targeted its systems, Adobe made a brief statement saying that it too had been on the receiving end of a “sophisticated, co-ordinated attack”.

Presently it is not believed that any customer, financial, employee or any other sensitive data was compromised during the attack, which Adobe became aware of on January 2nd.

According to the company – which makes the ubiquitous PDF reader and Flash plug-in software used by many millions of computers around the world – other unnamed companies were also affected by the attack, which has been dubbed “Operation Aurora” by security experts.

There has been some confusion…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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