[Acer Massive Breach] Acer faced a massive data breach 160 GB of data was stolen from their servers and put on sale to the highest bidder. Acer confirmed this hacking incident and claimed hackers could steal the data from the server where the company was storing the documents for the technicians.
What did the company say about the Acer Massive Breach?
Acer assures customers we believe that hackers didn’t reach the customer’s data which may affect millions. But hackers stole data from the vast repository. Acer has not disclosed how much data is stolen in this hack. However, hackers are selling 160 GB of data in hackers’ forums which was stolen from Acer’s server. Hacked data includes technician manuals, ISO files, software tools, and various product documentation of laptops, tablets, and phones.
Acer said in their statement that we are still investigating the Acer massive breach. There is no sign of stolen customer data because only technicians’ documents are stored in the infected server. But our investigation is still ongoing.
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Acer needs to give details about the customer’s data, but it may affect their product sales adequately. Technicians keep records of the customers, like phone numbers or email, to communicate for future purposes. Hackers may misuse that data to send phishing links or something worse. All Acer customers need to be aware of this kind of scam if they get emails or messages from unauthorized emails and numbers.