June 17, 2014

Domino’s extortion breach highlights rise in ransom-based attacks

A hacker group known as Rex Mundi threatened to release a list of information on more than 650,000 Domino’s customers in France and Belgium if the pizza company did not pay 30,000 Euros – more than $40,000 – by 2 p.m. EST on Monday.

Factoring in security from day one helps prevent the threat, Jean Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, told SCMagazine.com in a Monday email, adding that while databases are always targets, attackers may move along if the information is encrypted and difficult to reconstruct.

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