Acer penalized $115k for leaving credit card info unprotected

Acer penalized $115k for leaving credit card info unprotected

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Acer penalized $115k for leaving credit card info unprotected (1)

It wasn’t nearly as bad as Yahoo leaking 500 million users’ data, but Acer had its own hacking scare last year. Back in June, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer admitted that somebody stole credit card information for nearly 35,000 individuals who bought from the company’s online store. The electronics giant finally settled with the New York Attorney General’s office to the tune of $115,000 in penalties along with an assurance to shore up their digital security.

During their investigation, the attorney general’s office discovered that Acer’s technical support had made serious security errors.

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