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Hackers Blackmail Domino's Over Stolen Pizza Eaters' Data

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By    |   Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 07:05 AM

Computer hackers have tried and failed to blackmail Domino's Pizza in France and Belgium for €30,000 ($41,000) after stealing nearly 650,000 customer records.

According to The Register, the hacker group goes by the name of Rex Mundi, and they wrote the global pizza chain demanding the money, threatening to release the data if Domino's didn't deliver. They posted a sample of the customer records, which indicated that they had acquired customers' full names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords, delivery instructions and favorite pizza toppings.

"If you're a @dominos_pizzafr customer, u may want to know that we have offered Domino's not to publish your data in exchange for €30,000," the group wrote on Twitter.

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"Domino's Pizza has until Monday at 8PM CET to pay us. If they do not do so, we will post the entirety of the data in our possession on the internet," the hackers threatened, The Guardian reported.

Domino's refused to negotiate with the cyber-thieves. Instead they informed their customers of the situation, and asked them to simply change their passwords. The company emphasized that it does not store credit card information or other financial data, and for that reason it can never be stolen.

"The data hacking is isolated to the Domino’s franchise in France and Belgium, and no customer credit card or financial information was compromised," said a Domino’s Pizza Group PLC spokesperson in a statement.

The pizza chain said that the data the hackers stole was encrypted, but based on how savvy the hackers are, it is possible they could break the encryption. A simple password change would re-secure their customers' Domino's accounts, however.

Rex Mundi has a history of targeting corporations, having hacked U.S. payday loan company AmeriCash Advance in 2012 and other European countries.

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