Acer is said to at last admit to hackers that stole data on millions of customers. Acer has just confirmed that its servers were beached by a group of hackers called Desorden. According to digitaltrends, the hackers managed to steal over 60 gigabytes worth of data containing sensitive information about millions of Acer’s customers.
Data for millions of Acer’s clients and customers are currently being held after the computing company was subject to yet another data breach. Over 60GB of client, customer and retailers’ information now lies in the hands of hackers, who are currently seeking buyers to sell the data to.
Acer At Last Admit Hackers Stole Data on Millions of Customers
PCGAMER also confirmed the breach mostly affects customers in India, where the targeted servers reside and is the second attack Acer has had the misfortune to encounter in the past seven months a previous incident in March, claimed by the REvil hacker group, involved a record $50 million ransom.
This time, the infiltration has been attributed to antagonist group Desorden, after it was seen bragging in an online forum. The group even included a video showcasing the stolen files and databases, and released a sample of 10,000 customers’ data for free, as proof.
Privacy Affairs Report
In speaking to several affected parties, Privacy Affairs confirmed much of the stolen data to be accurate. That puts Acer and its customers in a very compromising position.
“We have recently detected an isolated attack on our local after-sales service system in India,” Acer told BleepingComputer. “Upon detection, we immediately initiated our security protocols and conducted a full scan of our systems. We are notifying all potentially affected customers in India.”
We believe Acer refused to pay up last time a breach like this occurred, which is probably why the attackers have gone with selling the data on, rather than trying to get Acer to comply with demands.
Either way, while it looks like Acer is taking steps in the right direction after the attack, it’s unlikely the company will be getting the stolen data back.