Hackers say Acer breach leaked data for 40,000 users

Dan Goodin reports:

Hackers say they breached the website security of computer-maker Acer and made off with data for 40,000 of its customers.

Screenshots posted on Friday on The Hacker News appeared to show the purchase histories, names, email addresses, and partial addresses and phone numbers for a limited number of customers stored on acer-euro.com. The site said members of the Pakistan Cyber Army were behind the attack and planned to release the data in the next 24 hours.

Read more in The Register.

Jaikumar Vijayan of IDG News Service also covers the breach.



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