Acer online store hacked: Full credit card details exposed

Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation Acer has reported a data breach affecting “certain customers who used [its] ecommerce site between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016”.

According to a letter to customers published on California’s Attorney General’s website, an unauthorized third party accessed customer information “potentially including your name, address, card number ending in [insert], expiration date and three-digit security codes.”

According to PCWorld, “the data was stolen because the company ‘inadvertently stored [the stolen consumer data] in an unsecured format.’”

ZDNet reports that an Acer spokesman said 34,500 customers, located in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, were affected.

“We value the trust you place in us,” said Mark Groveunder, Vice President, Customer Service. “We regret this incident occurred, and we will be working hard to enhance our security.”


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