Adobe makes software used by millions of consumers. Recently Adobe announced that it had been hacked and personal information belonging to 2.9 million of its customers was stolen. The stolen information included names, encrypted credit card numbers, and expiration dates as well as information pertaining to individual orders. In response, Adobe is resetting passwords for affected customers. If your user ID and password were compromised by the hacking, you will be receiving an email from Adobe with information about changing your password. It is important if you use the same password on other websites, as many people do, that you also change your passwords there as well. It is a good idea to have a different password at each website you go to. Adobe is also offering customers whose credit or debit card information was stolen a free credit monitoring service for one year.
If, as many people, you use Adobe products, you should be on high alert to the possibility of identity theft. Keep close tabs on all of your accounts particularly those debit cards or credit cards that you may have used at Adobe. I will keep you informed as further developments occur.