Adobe disclosed a security breach that affected the users of the Magento Marketplace portal, the security team discovered the incident on November 21. The Magento Marketplace is a website for buying and downloading themes and plugins for e-stores running the Magento CMS.
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According to the data breach notification sent via email by Adobe to its customers, the hackers exploited a vulnerability in the Marketplace website to access account information for registered users. The company did not disclose the number of impacted accounts.
Hackers accessed data of registered users and developers that registered on the portal to sell their plugins and themes.
Exposed data include name, email, store username (MageID), billing and shopping addresses, phone number, and some commercial information, while financial data and passwords were not compromised. In response to the incident, the company temporarily took down the Marketplace in order to fix the vulnerability exploited by hackers.
“On November 21, we became aware of a vulnerability related to Magento Marketplace. We temporarily took down the Marketplace in order to address the issue. The Marketplace is back online. This issue did not affect the operation of any Magento core products or services.” reads the security update published by Magento.
“We have notified impacted account holders directly. “