Hackers blackmail Domino's Pizza
A group called Rex Mundi is threatening to release stolen customer account information unless it gets $41,000.
The hackers wrote on a Web clipboard service that each record contained a customer's name, address, telephone number, email address, and password.
The group claimed to have 592,000 such records for French customers and 68,000 for Belgian customers.
The Domino's France Twitter account confirmed the breach and referred to the hackers as "seasoned professionals," adding that "it is likely that they are able to decode the encrypted information, including passwords."
Though the Rex Mundi Twitter account is now suspended, it formerly stated that Domino's customer data is quite vulnerable to thieves, as it is stored in a relatively unsecured format.
A Domino's spokesperson said that the affected data in question only involved names, email addresses, and phone numbers, and emphasized that no banking or financial information was accessed, as the company doesn't retain it.
Instead of paying up, Domino's took the breach to the French authorities, making this attempted blackmail on the company the latest in a series of Rex Mundi's failed attempts to turn a dime from its hacking skills.
According to The Register, the group published "thousands of customer loan records after it attempted to extract $15,000 from payday loan provider Americash Advance" and failed to get paid for stealing and "subsequently publishing 12,000 names of Belgian hosting firm Alfanet."
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How bout 50 bucks and two large pizza's loaded????
and this is one of the reasons we can't have nice things...
also the reason why I use cash for restaurant purchases...
Then again, Domino's customers actually ingest their pizzas in spite of how they taste, so maybe even that wouldn't have worked.
I am glad that at least they went after the big boys and not the customers.
"The King of the World" is wearing dancing shoes....
And stumbled and fell.... Now thats funny....
Here is what I would do.
1) Pay this guy the $41,600 (US)
2) Hire the finest Detective Agencies and Mercenaries in the world to hunt this guy down!
3) Once found, Beat him and Kill him!
4) Problem solved.
Hacker are trying to blackmail Domino's and force them to make a decent pizza.
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