On October 3rd, 2013 hackers broke into the Adobe network and stole account details for 38 million active users. This data including email address, encrypted password, and password hint has been released to the Internet. Though the passwords were encrypted Adobe used an insecure method of encryption and a large number of the passwords have been discovered.
Check to see if your email address was one of the stolen accounts.
Enter your email address here: https://lastpass.com/adobe/
Change your Adobe password and the password for any online accounts that share the same email and password combination.
Nearly 5%, or about 2 million users had the password of “123456”.
Many of the password hints reference “family member name”, “birthdate”, “pet name”, or “same as all other accounts”. The last hint highlights the reason why these types of breaches are so dangerous. Unfortunately it is common for people to use the same email and password for multiple online accounts.
When one user account get compromised, all corresponding user accounts with the same email address and password get compromised.
The top 10 passwords by Adobe users