We are used to hearing about hacking stories, but how often do you hear about hackers blackmailing a pizza chain? Well, Domino’s got hit by a group of hackers recently and the hackers then used the security breach to blackmail the company. I guess that is a change from hackers stealing all of the credit card info and buying stuff for themselves on Amazon.
The hacker group is called Rex Mundi. They hit the Belgian and French part of the pizza chain and claim that they have obtained the account information of over 600,000 customers. The usual: names, addresses, phone numbers, and even delivery instructions, including frequently ordered toppings. Nothing about financials. The group threatened to release the customer information unless the chain paid the group around $40,000.
Instead of giving Rex Mundi $40,000, the chain went to the authorities. I guess it is good to know that Domino’s does not negotiate with pizza chain terrorists. Hopefully the authorities are taking them down. But in the meantime, Rex Mundi might have your address and telephone number. I guess it could be worse. They might have demanded Domino’s recipes and then published them. Then we would all be sickened, but for vastly different reasons.
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