Another week, another data hack. Hackers say they broke into a Domino's Pizza database and now are holding the details of 650,000 customers in France and Belgium hostage. The group, Rex Mundi, says the data will be released today if the pizza chain fails to pay a ransom of 30,000 Euro - roughly $40,500. They were pretty cavalier about it, too, posting this note on a website:
Dear friends and foes,
Earlier this week, we hacked our way into the servers of Domino's Pizza France and Belgium, who happen to share the same vulnerable database. And boy, did we find some juicy stuff in there! We downloaded over 592,000 customer records (including passwords) from French customers and over 58,000 records from Belgian ones. That's over six hundred thousand records, which include the customers' full names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords and delivery instructions. (Oh, and their favorite pizza topping as well, because why not).
The group said that if the ransom isn't paid, they will the data on the Internet. To prove they have the info, they published data of three French and three Belgian customers. The group has done this before, hitting Americash Advance in 2012. After the company refused to pay the $20,000 ransom, thousands of customer records from the payday lender were released. I know it's over in Europe, and there's no hint that databases over here have been compromised, but you should always be safe. If you order Domino's through its website, change your password now. Also, be sure to always have hard-to-crack passwords.