Domino’s India database said to be hacked, customer’s details leaked

Kareena Eugene

Domino’s Pizza a popular pizza outlet in India has seem to fallen victim to cyber-attack. According to the co-founder of an Israeli cyber-crime intelligence, Alon Gal, the hackers have access to Domino’s 13TB of internal data which has over details of 250 employees across verticals such as IT, Legal, Finance, Marketing, Operations etc.

The hackers have claim to have got all details of customers and 18 crore order details which includes names, phone numbers, E-mail ID’s, delivery address, payment details of the customers including more than 10 lakh credit card details used to purchase on Domino’s India app.

The hackers are also aiming to sell the data to a single buyer. Alon Gal mentions that, the hackers are looking for $550,000 (which is around 4 crores) for the entire database.

The hackers have plans to build a search portal to enable requesting of the data.

The sales are happening in the dark web and likely on a website frequented by cyber scammers. As of now, Domino’s India has neither confirmed nor denied the fact that the data of its consumers have been stolen or leaked from its servers.

In March, the Union transport ministry received an alert from the CERT-IN regarding “targeted intrusion activities” directed towards the country’s transport sector with “possible malicious intentions”.

This came after a barrage of cyber attacks on the Indian Government and private sector portals over the past few months.

India has been victim of several large-scale cyber breaches lately. According, to Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) data, ‘during the COVID-19 pandemic cyber-attacks on India grew by nearly 300% last year, growing to 11,58,208 in 2020 compared 3,94,499 in 2019’.

The Future of Cyber-security in the Asia Pacific and Japan’, a survey conducted by Sophos Survey, shows about 52% of domestic Indian Companies that have fallen victim to a cyber attack in the last 12 months.

Out of all the successful hacking, seventy-one percent organisations said it was a serious or a very serious attack, and sixty-five percent said it took longer than a week to remediate.

Cyber-security experts predict that ‘Artificial intelligence and machine learning-driven malware along with state-sponsored cyber-attacks will be the most serious threats to business’s cybersecurity over the next few years’.

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