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Acer Website hacked: 34500 Credit card information stolen

Acer Website hacked
Acer Website hacked: 34500 Credit card information stolen 
In a recent statement issued by Acer, their website was hacked by some of the hackers and credit card information of some customers may have been compromised. All the users who have used their credit cards to purchase laptops from Acer's website last year may have had their sensitive information exposed to hackers.




According to the Taiwanese company claim, information of names, address, card numbers, expiration date, and three digit security codes of the buyers between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016 may have been compromised. Acer has sent out letters to as many as 34,500 affected customers making them aware of the situation. Most of the affected users are from US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Acer distinctly states that social security numbers, passwords, or login credentials were not affected.


In the letter sent to the affected customers Acer stated "Based on our records, we have determined that your information may have been affected, potentially including your name, address, card number, expiration date, and three-digit security codes. We do not collect Social Security numbers, and we have not identified evidence indicating that password or login credentials were affected."

Adding to it, Acer also requested people to report any suspect in their account "If you suspect that you are a victim of identity theft or fraud, you have the right to file a police report. In addition, you may contact your State Attorney General's office or the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to learn about steps you can take to protect yourself against identity theft."




Now a days Hacking websites has become a common issue as many companies has faced the scenario.


We will suggest if you have done the transaction between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016, check your data and if possible change the card or block it.

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