Acer Data Breach Affects 34,500 Online Shoppers

Computer maker Acer recently reported that the sensitive data of more than 34,000 of its online customers had been compromised in a data breach, according to media reports. The data breach lasted almost a year, from May 2015 to April 2016, according to reports. How the data was hacked was unclear, as Acer didn’t specify, other than to say the data had been “inadvertently stored… in an unsecure format.”

The security breach affects customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, according to the reports.

This latest data theft is just another example of how lack of appropriate security measures results in bad press, affects customers, and – as will most likely be the case for Acer – loss in revenue.

As this data breach shows, it’s easy to get hacked. The good news is that it’s even easier to get secure. If you want to learn how to protect your hard-earned cash, reputation and loyal customers from hackers, check out Trust Guard. For a fraction of what a data breach could cost you, you can protect your business, your customers and your good name.

PC World: Massive Acer security breach exposes highly sensitive data of 34,500 online shoppers

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Karen Schmidt

Journalist turned blogger about all things ecommerce, shopping, retail and cyber security.

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