It turned out that Acer was hacked and stolen 160 GB of files containing confidential information
Acer was hacked due to unauthorized access in mid-February 2023, and approximately 160 GB of files were stolen.
It turned out that Taiwan-based computer maker
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ANOTHER Acer Data Breach? Hacker Claims to Sell 160GB Trove of Stolen Data
It was a hacker group called 'Kernelware' that hacked Acer. Kernelware hacked Acer's server for repair technicians in mid-February 2023 and stole 655 directories and 2869 files totaling 160GB. Kernelware also sells the stolen data in an auction format using the virtual currency Monero on cybercrime forums.
The data that Kernelware claims to have stolen from Acer is as follows.
・Confidential slides and presentations
・Staff manual for technical issues
・Windows imaging format file
・A large number of binaries such as .exe and .dll
・Backend infrastructure details
・Product model documents for smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.
・Replacement digital product key
・Windows system deployment image file
・Many BIOS images
Kernelware has released the schematics and documents of the display ' V206HQL ', BIOS, and screenshots of confidential documents as evidence of stealing data.
An Acer spokesperson said, ``In mid-February 2023, unauthorized access was detected on one of the servers for repair technicians. There is no evidence that it was saved in ', he denied the leakage of customer data while admitting that the data leakage was true.
A large-scale cyber attack on Acer also occurred in March 2021, and at that time, Acer was required to pay a ransom of $ 50 million (about 6.8 billion yen) due to a ransomware attack.
Acer suffers ransomware damage, ransom is more than 5 billion yen, the highest ever - GIGAZINE
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