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Acer Security Breach Compromises Customers’ Credit Cards

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Acer Security Breach Compromises Customers’ Credit Cards

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This article was posted on Monday, 22:28, UTC.

Computer hardware maker Acer has quietly admitted and informed the attorney general in California that its online store was targeted in an attack by hackers. Taiwanese tech giant Acer has turned in a letter informing the California attorney general about an unauthorized third party accessing its servers. The hacker or hacker group has taken an entire year’s accumulation of names, addresses and credit card data. The affected data contains records collected between May 2015 and April 2016, as reported by ZDNet which broke the news. The stolen data includes information of Acer customer names, addresses and notably, their credit card…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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