Ordering pizza has put the personal data of thousands of Europeans in danger. Hackers are holding over 600,000 Domino's Pizza customer records for ransom in France and Belgium. The hacker group "Rex Mundi" accessed 592,000 French customer records and about 50,000 more in Belgium and is threatening to publish the information if they don't receive about $40,000 USD (€30,000). The deadline given Monday evening at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. Eastern.)
Andrew Rennie, chief executive of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises in Europe, has said Domino's has no plans to pay the hackers: “We refuse to be extorted and we are not going to play that game. It cannot be good for anybody if companies pay ransoms. We have to take a stance on this.”
Mundi posted on an internet forum, "Boy did we find some juicy stuff in there." The "juicy stuff" that was uncovered doesn't pose a major security risk to pizza lovers. The hack found information that is readily available on social media: names, addresses, emails, phone numbers and favorite pizza toppings. Financial and banking information was not accessed in the hack.
Mundi has a history of ransoming company data. In 2012, they held loan applications from Americash Advance for ransom and well as customer records from Buy Way, a financial institution.
So, even if you have ordered a Domino's pizza in Europe recently, the worst that will happen is someone will find out you like Hawaiian pizza with anchovies.
This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.