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.

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