If you just so happened to purchase an Acer product from the official site between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016, then you need to hold onto your seats right about now. The company recently published a report that hackers breached its systems and stole all sorts of data, including credit card numbers, expiration dates, three-digit security codes, names and addresses of customers who shopped on its store during that time.
Acer said that social security numbers aren’t at risk because it doesn’t collect them. The company has already emailed letters to its customers informing them of the breach. “We took immediate steps to remediate this security issue upon identifying it, and we are being assisted by outside cybersecurity experts,” Acer said in its letter. “We have reported this issue to our credit card payment processor. We have also contacted and offered our full cooperation to federal law enforcement. We regret this incident occurred, and we will be working hard to enhance our security.”
Acer said its customers have a right to file a police report and suggests that concerned parties call Acer. If you think you purchased a product from Acer during the aforementioned time period, now may be a good time to call up your banks.