Acer Breached Again Second Time in a Week Time
Acer has witnessed yet another cyberattack on its servers in Taiwan after their offices in India were hit less than a week ago by the same group.
The Desorden Group claimed responsibility for both attacks and said they conducted the second attack to prove their point that Acer is way behind in its cybersecurity effects on protecting its data and is a global network of vulnerable servers.
An isolated attack on our local after sales service system in India and a further attack in Taiwan. 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, while the attacked Taiwan system does not involve customer data.Acer Statement
The group said it hacked Acer’s Taiwan servers that stored data on its employees and product information.
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We did not steal all data, and only took data pertaining to their employee details. Right after the breach, we informed Acer management on the Taiwan server breach and Acer has since taken the affected server offline. A few other of its global networks including Malaysia and Indonesia servers are vulnerable too.Desorden Group Statement
The group did not say how much data they stole in this attack and did not respond to questions about what its end goal is with these breaches.
Acer has had a rough year from a cybersecurity perspective, suffering a ransomware attack in March that led to a previously unheard ransom demand of $50 million and unclear if Acer ever paid the ransom.The attack last week on the company’s servers in India led to 60GB of files being stolen by the Desorden Group.