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 [...]
On Friday, officials at the University of California Berkeley have revealed that they are alerting up to 80,000 people about the possibility of a cyber attack that targeted a system storing social security and bank account numbers.
UC Berkeley officials has today revealed that they are reaching out to 80,000 individuals including current and former students, university faculty and vendors to notify them about the possibility of their social security numbers and bank account data being breached.
As reported by Berkeley News, the alert is a precautionary measure as there is no evidence of the attackers actually breaching the system to siphon away personal information. [...]
There’s nothing quite like that feeling of dread that slowly envelops you when you realize you’ve been backed. Regardless if it’s just your social media account or something as serious as your bank account or credit card, you can’t escape those first few moments of confusion, anger, and the overwhelming sense of fear. You don’t know how they got your information, what other accounts they’ve had access to, how long they’ve had access, and it’s terrifying. So I’ve come up with a checklist to help you protect yourself from further damage and begin the repairing process.