Acer confirms second cyberattack in 2021 after ransomware incident in March

Acer has confirmed a cyberattack on its offices in India this week after hackers with the Desorden Group claimed to have breached servers and stolen 60 GB of files. 

The group emailed ZDNet about the hack, claiming to have customer and corporate business data as well as financial information. When asked, the hackers denied it was a ransomware attack and claimed to have access to the company’s servers “over time.”

A spokesperson from Acer confirmed the hack, telling ZDNet that their security team recently detected an “isolated attack” on its local after-sales service system in India.

“Upon detection, we immediately initiated our security protocols and conducted a full scan of our systems,” an Acer spokesperson said. “We are notifying all potentially affected customers in India. The incident has been reported to local law enforcement and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, and has no material impact to our operations and business continuity.” 

After receiving the message from Acer, ZDNet asked the hackers whether they still had access. 

“Acer is a global network of vulnerable systems. We no longer have access to their India servers. This is all we can reveal now,” the hackers said in a follow up message. 

This is the second cyberattack Acer has

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