Domino’s Hit By Hackers Demanding Ransom For European Customers’ Data

Oh look, another day, another hack attack. In the second spate of hacking we’ve heard reported just today — and it’s only Monday, folks — hackers in Europe are holding are holding the accounts of Domino’s customers in Belgium and France for ransom.

The hackers have reportedly stolen data from more than 600,00 Domino’s customers in Europe, Reuters reports, with an anonymous Twitter user threatening to go public with that information unless Domino’s forks over major cash.

That information includes customers names, delivery addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and passwords — essentially the info you need to have an online account — that was boosted from a server the company uses to process online orders.

No financial data is at risk, as the company says its online ordering system doesn’t collect credit card orders in the affected markets.

The company had been in the process of replacing that system, a spokesman said.

A Twitter account — that has since been suspended — purporting to be from the hackers directed a tweet at Domino’s customers with the threat, saying the company has to pay €30,000 (or about $40,800) or that information will be published on the internet.

The Domino’s spokesman was unsure if the passwords were encrypted or not, noting that the company isn’t familiar with the ransom demands but regardless, Domino’s won’t be paying anyone.

If you’re worried over here in the U.S. that your information could befall a similar fate, Domino’s Vice President of Communications Tim McIntyre said the hacking was “isolated” to independent franchise markets of Belgium and France.

“This does not affect any market outside of France and Belgium,” he said via email. “The site has been secured.”

Hackers steal Dominos Pizza customer data in Europe, ransom sought [Reuters]

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