Soon after the threat actors informed Acer Taiwan of the vulnerability, the firm shut down the vulnerable server. Other servers in Malaysia and Indonesia are still susceptible, according to the hacker group.
In a response to BleepingComputer yesterday, Acer acknowledged the intrusion and stated that the Taiwan hacks only affected employee data.
We have recently detected an isolated attack on our local after-sales service system in India and a further attack in Taiwan. Upon detection, we immediately initiated our security protocols and conducted a full scan of our systems. We are notifying all potentially affected customers in India, while the attacked Taiwan system does not involve customer data. The incident has been reported to local law enforcement and relevant authorities, and has no material impact to our operations and business continuity.
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