Acer Server Breached, 40k Records

Computerworld reports that the hacking group “Pakistan Cyber Army” claims to have broken into an Acer server in Europe and stolen personal data on about 40,000 people.  The group claimed that it also stole several pieces of source code, stored on the compromised computer.  News of the breach was first reported today by The Hacker News (THN), which published screenshots showing samples of the allegedly compromised data, including names, email addresses, phone numbers and other information.

This all transpires while the comapny is facing increased scrutiny of its financial reporting practices after an audit uncovered irregularities in the company’s inventory and audit receivables information.  The findings will result in a one-time $150 million write-off.   It remains unclear if the attack had anything to do with the company’s current financial woes.