Leak of Acer Philippines worker database seems on hacking discussion board


The Philippines division of Taiwanese tech agency Acer has confirmed that data associated to its workers has been leaked after a third-party vendor suffered a safety breach.

An attacker referred to as “ph1ns” posted a hyperlink on a hacking discussion board to a stolen database containing worker attendance knowledge from Acer Philippines. The database reportedly included staff’ names, usernames, passwords, roles, departments, employer’s title, birthdates, cellular numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Ph1ns mentioned they weren’t promoting the info, however providing it at no cost to anybody .

Is the free entry to the stolen knowledge a sign that the attacker doesn’t assume that the stolen data is straightforward to monetise or an altruistic act by Ph1ns?

Your guess is pretty much as good as mine. However the hack of the unnamed third-party vendor was claimed to have occurred beneath the banner of “#OpEDSA” – a motion calling for political change within the Philippines, which has focused firms within the nation.

It is value underlining that the stolen knowledge was not taken instantly from Acer, and there was no proof of a breach within the firm’s methods.

As an alternative, it seems that the corporate managing Acer Philippines worker attendance knowledge suffered its personal safety breach.  In fact, that’s little consolation for staff who shall be understandably sad that their private particulars have fallen into the arms of hackers and are being shared by way of hacking boards.

In a assertion posted on Twitter, Acer Philippines additionally emphasised that no buyer knowledge was uncovered because of the leak.

That is actually a silver lining for Acer laptop computer consumers. And a greater scenario than nearly ten years in the past when Acer’s ecommerce web site was hacked permitting hackers to steal prospects’ particulars, together with (gulp!) cost card data.

Acer can as soon as extra argue that it wasn’t its infrastructure that was hacked, however it has suffered safety breaches up to now – together with a $50 million ransomware assault, the theft of 60GB value of information from its Indian servers.

All companies have to safe their methods and have faith that the info entrusted to 3rd events shall be saved safely out of the attain of hackers.


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