Included in the haul was a 13MB zip file containing a spreadsheet with customer details such as first and last name, country of residence, email address and the products they'd purchased. In addition a variety of source code was accessed.
As a salutary warning to everyone who manages an internal FTP server, PCA members discovered the FTP authentication details posted on a publicly accessible Acer forum dating back to January 2008.
For those interested in following the path, although Acer has taken both the FTP site and the forum down, access credentials were still available via Google's cache from the first entry in a very obvious search (variations of the search still placed the relevant site on the first page of hits).
Although best known for its targeted hacking against a variety of Indian institutions, PCA has obviously fond an easy target in order to boost its image. Unfortunately, the greater a hacking group's image is boosted, the more they come to the attention of the various authorities.
We definitely live in interesting times.