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Another cyber attack for Acer; Hackers hints of more malicious workers

Taiwanese global electronics giant Acer suffered a cyber attack on its Taiwan servers by the same hacking group responsible for hacking Acer’s Indian servers a few weeks ago.

The authorities got to know about the incident when allegedly 60 GB of stolen data got advertised on a suspicious hacking forum.

After some time, Acer confirmed the cyber attack and claims that the attack is an isolated attack, and hence, no customer data has been compromised or leaked.

“Upon detection, we immediately initiated our security protocols and conducted a full scan of our systems. We are notifying all potentially affected customers in India, while the attacked Taiwan system does not involve customer data,” Acer spokesman Steven Chung said.

As per the reports of CPO Magazine

Acer also took down the affected and vulnerable servers and at once intimated the law enforcement agency to check into the matter and investigate it.

Chris Clements, VP of Solutions Architect, Acer, says that sometimes cyberattacks happen even after strong security protocols and firewalls. Attacks like these tell the organization about how strong or weak their security protocols actually are.

The hacking group behind the attack

Just like the previous attack, Desorden took responsibility for both the attacks and warns Acer on having more vulnerable servers.

Additionally, Desorden hackers claimed that Acer’s servers in Malaysia and Indonesia were vulnerable because the company had neglected cybersecurity. Apparently, they also disclosed that they no longer had access to Acer’s servers in India.

It seems like Desorden is playing with Acer’s servers by hacking them again and again and giving Acer hints on how to improve their cyber security. Consequently, they did not demand an additional ransom payment from the mid-Oct 2021 cyber attack.

Anamika

Anamika focuses on data privacy, data policy, digital policies, and puts users' privacy first. She loves exploring new tech and spends time looking around business politics and its impact on users and small businesses.
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