Acer hit with second cyberattack in less than a week, Taiwanese authorities notified

Acer has confirmed yet another cyberattack on its servers in Taiwan after their offices in India were hit less than a week ago by the same group.

The Desorden Group — which claimed responsibility for both attacks — contacted ZDNet and said part of why they conducted the second attack was to prove their point “that Acer is way behind in its cybersecurity effects on protecting its data and is a global network of vulnerable servers.” 

Acer spokesman Steven Chung told ZDNet that the company recently detected “an isolated attack on our local after-sales service system in India and a further attack in Taiwan.”

“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,” Chung said. 

“The incident has been reported to local law enforcement and relevant authorities, and has no material impact to our operations and business continuity,” he added.

The group said it hacked Acer’s Taiwan servers that stored data on its employees and product information. 

“We did not steal all data, and only took data pertaining to their employee details. Right after the breach, we informed Acer management

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