Ransom Sought in Domino’s Pizza Data Breach Overseas

Hackers are seeking a relatively modest ransom from Domino's Pizza in Europe after claiming they stole more than 600,000 customer records from the company's database.

The hackers seek 30,000 euros -- about $41,000 -- or they say they will release the personal details of the company's customers.

"We downloaded over 592,000 customer records (including passwords) from French customers and over 58,000 records from Belgian ones," claimed a group calling itself Rex Mundi. "That's over six hundred thousand records, which include the customers' full names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, passwords and delivery instructions."

But Domino's is not so easily intimidated. In a published statement, the company said the data hacking is isolated to the Domino's franchise in France and Belgium, and no customer credit card or financial information was compromised.

"Domino's customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland are not affected by this incident," the company said. "The security of customer information is very important to us. We regularly test our UK Web site for penetration as part of the ongoing rigorous checks and continual routine maintenance of our online operations."

Ransom Techniques on the Rise

We caught up with Tim "TK" Keanini, chief technology officer at security software firm Lancope, to get his take on the Domino's event. He told us ransoming of all types, including ransomware, is on the rise because the invention of crypto currency like bitcoin allows hackers to be paid without compromising their anonymity.

"While retail has been in the news lately with a lot of data breaches, if you have a lot of personal data on people, the more people you have, the more attractive you are to these criminals," he said. "If you have not been hit yet, now is the time to prepare with an incident response readiness that will ensure business continuity. It is just a...

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Ransom Sought in Domino’s Pizza Data Breach Overseas

Hackers are seeking a relatively modest ransom from Domino's Pizza in Europe after claiming they stole more than 600,000 customer records from the company's database.

The hackers seek 30,000 euros -- about $41,000 -- or they say they will release the personal details of the company's customers.

"We downloaded over 592,000 customer records (including passwords) from French customers and over 58,000 records from Belgian ones," claimed a group calling itself Rex Mundi. "That's over six hundred thousand records, which include the customers' full names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, passwords and delivery instructions."

But Domino's is not so easily intimidated. In a published statement, the company said the data hacking is isolated to the Domino's franchise in France and Belgium, and no customer credit card or financial information was compromised.

"Domino's customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland are not affected by this incident," the company said. "The security of customer information is very important to us. We regularly test our UK Web site for penetration as part of the ongoing rigorous checks and continual routine maintenance of our online operations."

Ransom Techniques on the Rise

We caught up with Tim "TK" Keanini, chief technology officer at security software firm Lancope, to get his take on the Domino's event. He told us ransoming of all types, including ransomware, is on the rise because the invention of crypto currency like bitcoin allows hackers to be paid without compromising their anonymity.

"While retail has been in the news lately with a lot of data breaches, if you have a lot of personal data on people, the more people you have, the more attractive you are to these criminals," he said. "If you have not been hit yet, now is the time to prepare with an incident response readiness that will ensure business continuity. It is just a...

Comments are closed.