Adobe to pay $1 million to NC, 14 other states in data breach

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Adobe Systems will pay $1 million to North Carolina and 14 other states for a 2013 data breach, officials said Monday.

North Carolina will receive $71,186.75 as part of the settlement.

In 2013, an Adobe server containing personal information of around 552,000 was breached.

In North Carolina, 52,734 consumers were affected.

The attacker was able to steal encrypted payment card numbers and expiration dates, names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and usernames as well as other data, officials said.

North Carolina accused Adobe of not using reasonable security measures to protect its systems.

Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont and North Carolina participated in the investigation and settlement.

“Criminals and hackers are after our personal financial data and businesses and government must do more to protect it,” Attorney General Roy Cooper said. “If a data breach may have put your information at risk, act fast to protect it.”

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