LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) —
Adobe Systems Inc. has agreed to resolve claims related to a 2013 data breach,
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Nov. 11.
According to Rutledge’s
office, the data breach of certain Adobe servers led to the release of personal
information of roughly 552,000 consumers. A coalition of states that included
Arkansas charged Adobe with having faulty security measures to
properly protect its systems from attack.
“The negligent behavior by Adobe led
to the personal information of thousands of Arkansans being hacked,” Rutledge
said. “This unfortunate event left many Adobe customers vulnerable to identity
theft, but because of the actions of this multistate group, Adobe is being held
accountable and taking critical steps to ensure this does not happen again.”
The settlement resolves consumer
protection and privacy claims. Adobe agreed to pay a penalty and fix its
business practices to prevent future breaches. Arkansas will receive $42,156.48
as part of the settlement.
The states involved with Arkansas in
the lawsuit were Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Missouri, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon,
Pennsylvania and Vermont.