Acer gets hacked and group steals more than 34,000 customer bank details

A group of hackes have been provided with the name, addresses, card numbers, expiration dates and security numbers of citizens of Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States.


There is already another victim of hackers. This time it is the turn of Acer. The Taiwanese company has acknowledged the attack of a group of “hackers” who have managed to steal data from more than 34,000 credit card customers.

“We have recently identified a safety issue,” says the company in a letter that says that those who have made purchases through its website any product between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016 are in danger.

The stealing in the company store occurred between those dates. Hackers have taken the names, addresses, card numbers, expiration dates and security numbers finding more than 34,000 customers in Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States, as reported by the California Attorney General.

“Protecting your personal information is important to us. Take immediate steps to remedy the safety measures,” says the company stating regrets of what happened and is working with cyber-security experts to address the problem.

“If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft or fraud, you have the right to file a police report and communicate with the office of the Attorney General or the Federal Trade Commission in the US to find out what steps you can take to protect against identity theft” says Acer in the statement. And it is that the data of customers affected that could be sold and could be used in cases of impersonation.

Acer also advises customers to control their bank transactions without revealing how it happened or what was the mistake, but has announced that it is investigating.