If you purchased something on computer manufacturer Acer’s website over the last year, your credit card information may have been stolen.
Hackers made off with the names, addresses, card numbers, expiration dates and three-digit security codes of a reported 34,500 customers. So far, there is no reported evidence that usernames or passwords were compromised during the unauthorized third-party access.
Acer acknowledged the data breach, which reportedly happened more than a year ago, in aletter prepared for customers. Customers who purchased products on the site between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016 might have had their data compromised.
“Safeguarding your personal information is important to us,” Mark Groveunder, vice president of Acer customer service, wrote in the letter. “We took immediate steps to remediate this security issue upon identifying it, and we are being assisted by outside cybersecurity experts. We have reported this issue to our credit card payment processor. We have also contacted and offered our full cooperation to federal law enforcement.”
The company is urging customers to review their accounts for any signs of identity theft.
Read more here: blog.credit.com/2016/06/own-an-acer-computer-you-might-have-been-hacked-148347/