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Hackers breached Acer’s store and stole credit card data

by Todd Haselton | June 20, 2016June 20, 2016 6:30 pm PDT

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If you purchased an Acer laptop between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016, listen up. The company said recently that hackers breached its systems and stole all sorts of data, including credit card numbers, expiration dates, three-digit security codes, names and addresses of customers who shopped on its store during that time.

Acer said that social security numbers aren’t at risk because it doesn’t collect them. The company has already emailed letters to its customers informing them of the breach. “We took immediate steps to remediate this security issue upon identifying it, and we are being assisted by outside cybersecurity experts,” Acer said in its letter. “We have reported this issue to our credit card payment processor. We have also contacted and offered our full cooperation to federal law enforcement. We regret this incident occurred, and we will be working hard to enhance our security.”

Acer said its customers have a right to file a police report and suggests that concerned parties call Acer. If you think you purchased a product from Acer during the aforementioned time period, hit the source link below to read the full letter and more about what you can do to protect yourself.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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