Acer systems based in Taiwan have been hit with a cyberattack, nearly a week after Acer offices in India were hit by a similar attack launched by the same cybergang.
The Desorden Group contacted ZDNet after they claimed responsibility for both cyberattacks and warned “that Acer is way behind in its cybersecurity effects on protecting its data and is a global network of vulnerable servers.”
According to the ZDNet report, a spokesperson from Acer said that the company recently detected “an isolated attack on our local after-sales service system in India and a further attack in Taiwan.”
Although Acer said the incident was reported to authorities, it had “no material impact” to Acer’s operations and business continuity.
However, the Desorden Group warned it hacked the servers in Taiwan and accessed data on its employees and product information. The group said Acer since took the affected servers offline after the company was notified of the issue.
Moreover, the group also boasted it had stolen 60GB of data from Acer’s servers in India as well as 200GB of files and databases from ABX Express Enterprise servers in Malaysia on September 23, 2021.
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