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Hacking group claimed responsibility for Acer security breach affecting millions of users

The hacker organization Desorden (Chaotic in Spanish) claimed responsibility for the full-scale hacking of Acer’s server clusters in India through a forum post. The hacking took place on October 5th, leading Desorden to claim that it had obtained approximately 60 GB of sensitive data from millions (mainly but not limited to) Indian citizens whose personal data was stored on Acer’s servers.

The group conducted free “peeping” on some of the collected data and disclosed customer information of tens of thousands of people. Personal data, company data, as well as sensitive account, financial and audit data have been leaked.The Department of Privacy Affairs was the source of the first violation report on October 13, and it stated that it had Independent confirmation Data accuracy of some affected customers, including login details from Acer retailers and distributors in India.

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