Pakistani Hackers Get Hold of Acer’s 40,000 Customers’ Data

Pakistan Cyber Army is making headlines today for reportedly getting into Acer Servers.

According to Hacker News, Pakistan Cyber Army got hold of sensitive data of over 40,000 Acer customers, not through hacking but due to a stupid mistake made by Acer itself.

Website says that Acer, mistakenly, left it’s FTP username / password on a public forum, and then never changed it.

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PCA, somehow, got the clue and entered into Acer servers and grabbed a good amount of sensitive data including country wise customer’s names, cell numbers, addresses and more.

Pakistan Cyber Army hasn’t confirmed so far if it actually hacked into Acer servers or it had obtained the ftp username / password from the internet.

Check Below Screenshots of Acer customers’ data: (Click of images to enlarge)

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More on The Hacker News and CNET

Update:

Pakistan Cyber Army has issued a media statement, which is as following:

At Last Silence has been broken, we Pakistan Cyber Army (PCA) claim to have hacked into Acer Europe’s servers. Though, we don’t bear any criminal intentions, such as leaking any kind of the data that was retrieved from Acer Server.

“After the disclosure of the news an advisory email was sent out to Acer for the correction as well as the assurance that we have securely deleted the data from our machines and it is no longer in our possession, said the PCA.

The obfuscation of username and data was done intentionally not to make it more obvious. This was done just to make sure that Acer learns the lesson – as we believe in securing personal information and respect it.

We like to appreciate “the hacker news” team that in so short time they were able to detect the flaw.  Our intention to bring out the information was to prove one old saying “There is no patch for human stupidity”.

We want to proof with this disclosure that in today’s complex security and network architecture many common things can be overlooked.  The more push is on buying high value solution implementation rather than developing sense of realization of the most important factor which is human resource.

Many of script kiddies out there were joking – even saying that it wasn’t a hack or even a kid can do this stuff with the information. In response, we would say: “Where the he** was everybody else since this information was there for 3 years”. So it were us who discovered it.

In the End we would like to again appreciate the efforts of so many security blogs out there specially “The Hacker News” .

Peace,

Pakistan Zindabad,

Pakistan Cyber Army


  • tweety

    here’s that forum it anyone interested..

    http://asp.acer-euro.com/FORUM/Topic472-8-1.aspx

    • AKHLAQ MUGHAL

      ser can you help me how can i make my own website and own domain freely…. like FTP ..

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  • Ali omair

    shit Yar FTP username or password change Ho Giya hai ):

    • AKHLAQ MUGHAL

      ser can you help me how can i make my own web site free of cost ….. please ser.
      : akhlaq mughal from samundri district of faisalabad.

      • ahssan

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        something like ProPakistani.pk?
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  • yep they Changed password now but ab kia faida

    • AKHLAQ MUGHAL

      every thing is posible …. for muslim if. . if

  • Saddam

    why the username has been hidden in 3rd screen shot… if the server got hacked than it doesn’t matter which username they are using.

  • Arsalan

    But Root dont have the user restrictions not even now !
    ftp://ftp.acer-euro.com/

  • ameerhamza

    Already read at hacker newz… write about nitenodo… hackign…

  • tweety

    this cant be PCA..

    that hacker is using “Hotspot Sheild VPN” for proxy which is used by newbie hackers..

    you can see Hotspot folder in above shot..maybe he forgot to hide :P

  • get backlink at cheap cost.

  • What do you think, should we appreciate them?

  • We need PCA point of you before going to comment on this.

    • Yeah – I will Second Asad here – We need PCA point of view as well as we hardly witness Pakistani hackers doing any nasty stuff without any solid reason!

      usually they simple retaliate

  • Sumair

    lol i just bought an Acer laptop 2 days ago! :(

  • TecomPK

    you should hide email addresses too!

  • AKHLAQ MUGHAL

    aslam:
    i like pakistani hackers association . ..
    and pakistani airforce..

  • AKHLAQ MUGHAL

    i am proude of our hacker and our army(airforce)..
    i am from pakistan faisalabad ( samundri )..

  • Ali Assegaf

    Assalamu `alaikum, hello ukhuwah, sorry if my english is not good, I love this blog because His articles provide light where we can observe reality. This is very nice and provide in-depth information … Jazakallah Syukron Katheer
    ahlulkisa_raikhannahdliyyin

  • pappu

    They should also correct factual mistakes on govt. websites. That will be another proof of their constructive activities.

  • Rameez Kakakhel

    When I heard the NEWS I knew PCA won’t do such a thing. Now I know the reason and am glad PCA didn’t do it for any illegal purpose.

  • Pk Zoom

    Proud to be Pakistani! Pakistan Zindabad!

  • I think it was PCA controlled by Bilal aka shak not origional one whose owner and leader is haroon bhai.

  • Zobia Javed

    This is not hacking, they were just into a ftp server with user name and password that was openly available.

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  • umair ahmad

    mujy hacking ka bohat shoq hy kea ap mujy sikha skty hen.

    • Easiest Thing on the internet is HAcking !!

      n d btw this is not Hacking ..

    • ha umair ahmad are you fine ?
      about your question :
      ha hacking is a very easy friend simply you search on Google on word of hacking …
      it take,s time to find real link,s on web for you and your hobbies .
      good luck _ my friend umair ahmad .
      contact me at this email address below typed :
      [email protected] <<<<<<==
      URL : akhlaqmughal.tk <<<<<<==

      PAKISTAN ZINDA ABAAD__PAK ARMY PAINDA ABAAD

  • Shahzad Mian

    @ umair, Saray a jatay hian hacking sekhnay. koi positive kam karo yaar

  • AKHLAQ AHMAD

    i love pakistan air force and pakistan syber army..

  • weedu

    salam mere pakistani broz…
    i need a heavy favor cuz i m recently hacked by a “ondian hacker” on facebook and he had chaleged all pakistani hackers by saying”bloody pakistan”..plz help me i have to take revenge.. ([email protected]) is my i.d ,do contac me as soon as posible

  • hello weedu
    are you a Pakistani ?
    if you a Pakistani send me a mail and comment,s at here for me as a reply ans .
    you know about it why Pakistan is not in a progress way,s becouse indian , israilan,s ,and american,s intelligence agencies are operate in pakistan day and night they were found good person,s from pakistan and attack on .

  • H

    hey pakistani bros good job
    like umair i also wanna learn hacking searching on internet but didnt find any stuff yet if any of u can paste a valid link here i need to learn hacking to save one’s life

  • K1ll3r M1nD

    Sir Can You Help Me How Can I Get A Free Domains Like Killermind.com And How I Hack Sites…….?

    • sir i want to become hecker so you tell me that what i do?

  • shazia malik

    i want a password of an id pls reply

  • aqsa

    sir plz i need your help pleas contect me on my mal id plz