Acer has confirmed it has been compromised, after a hacker offered to sell 160 GB of allegedly stolen files from the company’s systems.
There is currently no proof that any customer data was kept on that server, according to a statement from Acer sent to SecurityWeek via email. “While an investigation is ongoing,” the company said. Acer released the statement in response to a hacker posting on a well-known forum for cybercrime that he is offering to sell more than 2,800 files weighing a combined 160 Gb for an unspecified sum of Monero cryptocurrency.
According to the hackers, the files contain private slides, staff manuals, private product documentation, binary files, details on the backend infrastructure, disk images, replacement digital product keys, and BIOS-related data.