Last Updated: 2013-12-21 00:18:29 UTC
by Daniel Wesemann (Version: 1)
When thousands of access credentials and email addresses of Adobe customers were breached back in October, we expected that phishing attacks that make use of the stolen information would follow. Surprisingly, it seems to have taken the bad guys quite a while to kick off anything serious - the only mails we got so far on a compromised address that we converted into an Adobe phishing honeypot were the usual spam emails peddling the usual goods. But today, Adobe themselves issued a warning http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2013/12/20/alert-adobe-license-key-email-scam/ suggesting that something more nefarious must be going on. If you have a sample of this email, please share via our contact form.
Since the Adobe and now the Target breach both affected about 40 million people .. odds are that half a million or so might be on both lists. So if you are getting an email from "Target" on the email address that you used for Adobe, you might want to be extra careful, too ...