Acer Breached Again !
Acer under a serious data breach for the second time in a row this year, a hacker group has claimed it has accessed over 60GB of data from its India servers. Desorden, the group, the data includes individual customer information, corporate customer data, information of sensitive accounts, and financial data. It added the breach gives it access to over 3,000 login detail sets of Acer’s retailers and distributors in India.
Desorden said the affected users are mostly from India. It added Acer management will be able to verify the data to prove the authenticity of the breach.
Researchers at Privacy Affairs said they have analysed the data sets publicly released. “We have found customer data that appears to be accurate and genuine after contacting multiple affected individuals from the released data,”.
In March earlier this year a ransomware attack by the REvil group led to a data breach at Acer, with the demands for a ransom of $50,000,000. It was the biggest ransom demand till then. Acer initially denied any breach at its servers.
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Desorden demand also not clear if they are claiming for a ransom. Desorden, in a recent ransomware attack, accessed over 200 GB data from the Malaysian servers of ABX Express, a subsidiary of Kerry Logistics.
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