A recent report states that a group of hackers are claiming responsibility for breaking into servers owned by Domino’s Pizza in France and Belgium, according to an article published on the eSecurity Planet web site. The article indicates that the hacker group Rex Mundi claims to have “stolen more than half a million customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and passwords” from the pizza making giant.
According to this report, the group then “threatened to published the data if a ransom wasn’t paid.” The group published an announcement about the breach which was quoted in the article to have said, “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!” The French branch of the corporation confirmed the attack on Twitter, according to the article, and responded by instructing “all users to change their passwords.” Rex Mundi reported that they have stolen over “592,000 French customer records and more than 58,000 Belgian records” from Domino’s servers, according to the article.
The group said that the breach was reported to the company then “threatened to publish the stolen data on June 16, 2014 at 8pm CET unless Domino’s paid them 30,000 Euros“, as noted in the report. When there was no response from the pizza maker, the hackers posted a statement online which was quoted in the article to say, “So far, Domino’s Pizza has not replied to our demands…We would also like to point out that both of their websites are still up and vulnerable.” The article indicates that communications to the Daily Mail from Domino’s Pizza confirmed that “the ransom will not be paid” and clarified that “no financial information was compromised.”
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