Paying for goods with anything aside from cash (or possibly bartering with beads and stones) is never going to be 100 percent safe. When you add online commerce into the mix, something will go wrong sooner or later. The latest disaster involves the well-known computer maker Acer, 34,500 leaked credit-card numbers and a whole lot of soon-to-be-disgruntled customers.
In accordance with California law, Acer gave the state’s attorney general a copy of a form letter notifying customers about Acer’s data breach. The California attorney general’s office then proceeded to post the form letter online late last week.
According to the form letter, Acer will be notifying customers who purchased goods through the Acer website between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016 that a “security issue” may have put their information in the hands of cybercriminals.
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