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Hackers Demand $40,000 Ransom From Dominos For Stolen Customer Data

| by Jonathan Wolfe

A group of hackers is trying to use data they stole from Dominos’ online databases to cash in on a big payday.

Hacking group Rex Mundi says they will release roughly 650,000 passwords they hacked to the public unless Dominos agrees to pay them roughly $40,000 by tonight.

The passwords were downloaded from vulnerable Dominos servers containing data of customers from France and Belgium. Rex Mundi also says they have customer data containing full names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords and delivery instructions.

As of right now, Dominos says they don’t plan to pay the group. They reportedly aren’t as troubled by the hacked data since no financial information – credit card numbers, PayPal information, etc. – was stolen.

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“The data hacking is isolated to the Domino’s franchise in France and Belgium, and no customer credit card or financial information was compromised,” the company said. “Domino’s customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland are not affected by this incident. The security of customer information is very important to us.”

Earlier today, several digital security experts spoke to MailOnline about Dominos' lack of encrypted personal information.

David Emm, a senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said that the theft of personal information can be just as concerning as stolen financial information.

“This is especially true of passwords since, sadly, many people use the same passwords for many of (or all) their online accounts,” Emm said. 

Sources: Daily Caller, MailOnline