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Acer online store breached, 34,000 customer credit cards stolen over the last year

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    If you live in the U.S. or Canada and purchased an Acer device from the company within the last year from its online store, then your credit card information is likely in the hands of cyber thugs.

    According to a sample breach notification letter sent to the California Attorney General’s office, Acer said, “We recently identified a security issue involving the information of certain customers who used our ecommerce site between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016, which resulted in unauthorized access by a third party.”

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    Mark Groveunder, Acer’s vice president of customer service, warned affected customers that the data stolen included names, addresses, credit card numbers as well the associated expiration date and three-digit CVV security code.

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