PC company Acer confirms 160GB of data stolen in its latest breach

Acer has confirmed one of its servers has been hacked with 160GB of data being accessed.

The Taiwanese PC manufacturer recently detected unauthorised access to one of its document servers for repair technicians.

On March 6 a threat actor posted on a popular hacking forum that they had obtained a hoard of technical data from Acer.

The post included a supposed list of the data available for sale, which included apparent confidential slide presentations, technical manuals, back-end infrastructure details, ISO files, and “tons of BIOS stuff”, as well as ROM files.

“The leak contains a total 160GB of directories, and 2,869 files,” the post read.

The hacker also claimed to have “confidential product model documentation and information of phones, tablets, laptops, etc.”

Acer are continuing to investigate the incident although currently there is no indication that any consumer data has been compromised.

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