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Domino's Pizza data hackers demand ransom

Hackers have demanded a ransom of 30,000 euros ($40,706) from Domino's Pizza after stealing personal data on more than 600,000 customers in Belgium and France.

The hacker group, Rex Mundi, threatened that Domino's Pizza had until Monday at 8 p.m. to pay up, or the group would post all of the data — including customers' physical addresses — on the Internet. Domino's has not released on update on the breach, but a spokesperson said earlier this week that the company would not be paying the ransom and that financial data had not been stolen.

Unfortunately, this isn’t a new tactic and with the emergence of malware that encrypts the victim’s data it is only going to become more prevalent. I previously wrote about a $10 million ransom attempt against the Virginia Department of Health Professions that took place in 2009.


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