Acer suffers year long Data Breach

password-securityTechnology giant, Acer has suffered an attack on it’s e-commerce site which resulted in a data breach. The data breach is reported to have lasted almost a whole year citing that users who accessed the online store between May 12, 2015 an April 28, 2016 could have lost their names, addresses, payment card numbers, card expiration dates and card security codes to the attacker.

According to Infosecurity magazine, the company has submitted a data breach notice to the California Attorney General’s Office and issued a statement saying: “Safeguarding your personal information is important to us. We took immediate steps to remediate this security issue upon identifying it, and we are being assisted by outside cybersecurity experts. We value the trust you place in us. We regret this incident occurred, and we will be working hard to enhance our security.”

Also, investigations has revealed that login details were not compromised.


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