BlackBerry said that it has begun to roll out its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to users of Android and iPhone devices.
The long-awaited cross-platform offering, which was delayed after issues arose following the initial launch last month, is now being rolled out in a phased manner. “To help manage this unprecedented pent-up demand for BBM, we are implementing a simple line-up system to ensure a smooth rollout,” Andrew Bocking, who heads the BlackBerry’s BBM business, said in a blog post on the company’s website. BlackBerry said last week that 6 million Android and iPhone customers had pre-registered for the launch.
The company said those that had already signed up for the service at BBM.com are being allowed to use the platform right away, while others will be signed on as fast as possible.
Adobe Systems said a cyberattack on its systems has exposed credit card information of 2.9 million customers.
The maker of Photoshop and other software said that the attacker accessed Adobe customer IDs and passwords on its systems. Through that, they were able to remove customer names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and other information related to orders from customers worldwide. The company does not believe attackers removed credit and debit card numbers that weren’t encrypted. Adobe is notifying customers and resetting passwords. It has alerted banks processing Adobe payments to help protect customer accounts. It is also working with federal law enforcement on its related investigation.
“Cyberattacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today,” Brad Arkin, Adobe’s chief security officer, wrote in a blog post Thursday. “Given the profile and widespread use of many of our products, Adobe has attracted increasing attention from cyberattackers.” The San Jose, California, company says it is also investigating illegal access to the source code of numerous Adobe products and believes the attacks are related.
Adobe shares fell 64 cents to close at $50.88 Thursday and were unchanged in after-hours trading.