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Acer India hit by ransomware attack, over 60 GB of files and databases stolen

Acer suffered a second major cyberattack this year after a hacker group infected its Indian servers with ransomware.

Acer India's servers were hacked by a group called Desorden who claim to have stolen over 60 GB of files and databases, Privacy Affairs reported on October 13. Acer confirmed the breach in a statement to MediaNama: As part of our security threat evaluations and system checks we have recently detected an isolated attack in early October 2021 on our local after-sales service system in India. Upon detection, we immediately initiated our security protocols and conducted a full scan of our systems. There was no financial information of Indian customers compromised but we are actively reaching out to any potentially affected customers. The company spokesperson also added that the incident has been reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and that Acer is devoting additional resources to strengthen its security infrastructure in India. The is Acer's second major cyberattack this year. In March, the Taiwanese hardware giant was hit by ransomware attack carried out by the REvil group. The group demanded $50 million, the highest known ransomware demand until REvil demanded $70 million from Kesaya. It is not known yet if Acer paid the ransom. What data has been breached? The hackers claim to have stolen customer, corporate, accounts, and financial data from the company. The customer data includes names, addresses, and phone numbers of millions of Acer's Indian customers and the hackers have provided data of more than 10,000 individuals for verification purposes. "We have found customer data that appears to be accurate and genuine after contacting multiple affected individuals from the…

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