Domino’s India database reportedly hacked: 1 million credit card details compromised

Domino’s India appears to have been the target of a cyber assault. According to Alon Gal, co-founder of an Israeli cybercrime intelligence firm, the hackers have accessed Domino’s India’s 13TB of internal data, which includes the personal information of over 250 employees from various departments such as IT, Legal, Finance, Marketing, and Operations.

The hackers profess to have obtained all customer information as well as 18 crore order data, including names, phone numbers, email addresses, delivery addresses, and payment information, including over 10 lakh credit card numbers used to make purchases on the Domino’s India app.

Furthermore, the hackers want to sell all of the information to a single buyer. The hackers are after $550,000 (roughly Rs 4 crores) for the entire database, according to Alon Gal. The hackers also intend to create a search portal that will enable them to gather and analyse data.

It’s particularly concerning because India has recently been the target of many large-scale cyber-attacks. According to data from the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), cyberattacks in India risen steadily 300% last year during the Covid-19 pandemic, rising to 11,58,208 in 2020 from 3,94,499 in 2019.

Last month, the CERT-IN issued a warning to the Union transport ministry about “targeted intrusion activities” aimed at the country’s transportation sector with “possible malicious intentions.” This comes after a rash of cyber-attacks on the Indian government and private-sector websites in recent months.

According to a Sophos survey titled The Future of Cybersecurity in the Asia Pacific and Japan, about 52% of domestic Indian companies said they had been the target of a cyber attack in the previous year. 71% of active breaches confessed to being a serious or very serious assault, and 65% said it took more than a week to quickly identify.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning-driven malware, as well as state-sponsored cyberattacks, are expected to be the most significant threats to business cybersecurity in the coming years, according to security analysts.