Taiwanese computer giant Acer confirmed that it suffered a data breach after threat actors hacked a server hosting private documents used by repair technicians.
The confirmation of a data breach comes after a threat actor began selling on a popular hacking forum what they claim is 160GB of data stolen from Acer in mid-February 2023.
The threat actor claims the stolen data contains technical manuals, software tools, backend infrastructure details, product model documentation for phones, tablets, and laptops, BIOS images, ROM files, ISO files, and replacement digital product keys.
After contacting Acer about the data breach, a company spokesperson confirmed to BleepingComputer that it suffered a breach on one of its document servers.
“While our investigation is ongoing, there is currently no indication that any consumer data was stored on that server.” – Acer.
Over 60GB of data was stolen from its servers, including records of tens of thousands of customers, distributors, and retailers.