Acer hack puts thousands of customer card details at risk

Acer hack puts thousands of customer card details at risk

Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer says hackers may have stolen the financial details - including card numbers, expiration dates and security codes - of tens of thousands of customers who used its online store.

In a letter sent out to around 34,500 customers from the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, the electronics giant says it has found a "security issue involving the information of certain customers who used our ecommerce site between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016, which resulted in unauthorized access by a third party".

With card details, names and addresses all at risk, the firm says it has reported the breach to its credit card payment processor and federal law enforcement.

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David Griffiths
David Griffiths - Number19 Consulting - Hertford 21 June, 2016, 15:41Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Have they really lost the Security Codes?  Schoolboy error ...

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