Domino’s Pizza faces ransom demand after hack
Source: The Guardian
Hackers have demanded a ransom of €30,000 (£24,000) from Domino’s Pizza after stealing personal data on more than 600,000 of its French and Belgian customers.
The data was allegedly stolen during a break-in last week, acknowledged by Domino’s France, which saw 592,000 French and 58,000 Belgian customer records exposed.
A posting by the hackers on text-hosting site Pastebin claims that the stolen data includes customers’ full names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords, delivery instructions and even favourite pizza toppings.
“Domino’s Pizza uses an encryption system for data. However, we suffered a hack by seasoned professionals and it is likely that they could decode the encryption system including passwords,” admitted the official Twitter account for Domino’s France.
“This is why we recommend that you change your password for security reasons. We strongly regret this situation and take illegal access very seriously.”
The hackers, a group calling themselves Rex Mundi, posted a sample of the stolen user data along with a demand for €30,000 to not publish the full set.
“If you’re a @dominos_pizzafr customer, u may want to know that we have offered Domino’s not to publish your data in exchange for €30,000,” Rex Mundi posted on Twitter before its account was suspended.
“Domino’s Pizza has until Monday at 8PM CET to pay us. If they do not do so, we will post the entirety of the data in our possession on the internet,” the hackers said.
Domino’s Netherlands spokesperson Andre ten Wolde told De Standaard that the company would not be paying the ransom and that financial data had not been stolen.