Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer Acer confirmed that hackers had breached one of its document servers. An Acer spokesperson said there was no indication that any consumer data was stored on the server.
Before Acer’s statement, a hacker named “Kernelware” had publicly advertised 160GB of data allegedly stolen from Acer, which included 655 directories and 2,869 files. The data contains confidential PPT slides, employee technical manuals, Windows image files, binary files, backend infrastructure data, confidential product files, replacement digital product keys, ISO files, Windows system deployment image files, BIOS components, and ROM files.
To prove the legality of the data, the hacker shared screenshots of technical schematics, documents, BIOS definitions, and confidential files for Acer V206HQL monitors. The hacker claimed to accept payment in Monero cryptocurrency, but did not disclose a price.
Acer was also hacked two years ago. In March 2021, the company was attacked by the REvil ransomware, which demanded a ransom of up to $50 million, setting a record for the known ransomware ransom amount at the time.