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Acer U.S. breached, addresses and credit cards exposed

Computer maker Acer has sustained a data breach at its U.S. e-commerce site,, which could potentially affect anybody that bought from the website throughout the last year or so.

Based on a letter delivered by Acer to the California Attorney General’s office, the hack occurred over a year ago. Customers that used the site between May 12 2015 and April 28 2016 may have had their info compromised. This includes names, mailing addresses and credit card numbers.

There isn’t any proof that usernames or passwords were taken during the breach. The manufacturer hasn’t revealed how many customers this affected.

“We do not collect Social Security numbers, and we have not identified evidence indicating that password or login credentials were affected,” the breach notification letter reads.

The Taiwanese PC and laptop producer hasn’t released any information about the alleged hack itself, or how the culprits gained accessed.

“If you suspect that you are a victim of identity theft or fraud, you have the right to file a police report. In addition, you may contact your State Attorney General’s office or the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to learn about steps you can take to protect yourself against identity theft,” the letter states.

The company is urging all customers to review their account statements for any anomalies.

“We value the trust you place in us. We regret this incident occurred, and we will be working hard to enhance our security,” the company said.

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