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A gap in Adobe Creative Cloud exposed the data of about 7.5 million users

A security breach exposed the data of more than 7 million Adobe Creative Cloud users, although no passwords or payment methods were leaked, according to the company Credit: Shutterstock

security breach In the Adobe Creative Cloud service it has exposed data of about 7.5 million user accounts, giving rise to an accessible base without the need for a password and from a web browser.

The technology company Comparitech and the cybersecurity researcher Bob Diachenko have informed Adobe of the existence of a public access database with information from users of Creative Cloud.

explained in the statement, the gap was identified on October 19, and that same day Adobe already repaired the ruling. The leaked information "was not particularly sensitive", but could be used in phishing campaigns.

The nearly 7.5 million exposed data contained the email address of the users, the Adobe products they used, the status of the subscription or if the user was employed by the company.
The database does not contain passwords or payment data or credit cards.

As stated in the statement, the database is exposed to anyone with a web browser; no password or other authentication was needed to access the information, but from the company they indicate that no unauthorized access was detected.