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 numbers including expiry dates [...]
Windows 10 is not looking to be Microsoft’s flagship money maker, but rather its reintroduction into a market which now abounds with viable competitors. When the company rose to prominence throughout the 90s, it did not struggle with a great deal of competition. Apple had reached a standstill and would only truly resume its rise when it came out with the iPod. In the meantime, the Windows desktop would for the most part define computing for a generation of people coming up in the late 90s and early 2000s, with a fringe element moving toward things like Linux. A sizable and dedicated following also continued to stick with Macintosh through the ages.
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