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Acer admits that it has been hacked

by on08 March 2023

Hacker offered to flog 160 GB of files 

Acer has confirmed getting hacked after a hacker offered to sell 160 GB of files allegedly stolen from the company's systems.

The company said that it detected an incident of unauthorised access to one of our document servers for repair technicians.

"While our investigation is ongoing, there is currently no indication that any consumer data was stored on that server," Acer told SecurityWeek in an emailed statement.

Acer issued the statement after a hacker announced on a popular cybercrime forum that he is selling more than 2,800 files totaling 160 GB for an unspecified amount of Monero cryptocurrency.

The cybercriminal claims the files include confidential slides, staff manuals, confidential product documentation, binary files, information on backend infrastructure, disk images, replacement digital product keys, and BIOS-related information.


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