Monday June 20, 2016

Acer Admits Hackers Stole Up To 34,000 Customer Credit Cards

Bad news for anyone that bought an Acer computer last year using the company's online store. An Acer spokesperson said that an unauthorized outside party had taken an entire year's worth of credit card data, names, addresses and three-digit security codes. frown

If you bought an Acer device from the company's store in the last year, there's a chance that your credit card info was hijacked. The Taiwan-based company informed California's attorney general that attackers made off with the "name, address, card number, expiration date and three-digit security codes" of users between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016. It sent form letters to the 34,500 affected customers, all of whom are in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.