The cybercrime is now taking toll all over the world, from phishing to spying it keep on increasing and resulting in security risk on both micro and macro level.
This time popular pizza outlet Domino’s India seems to have fallen victim to a cyber-attack. The popular outlet’s India’s data that included sensitive customer information such as their names, phone numbers, and credit card details has allegedly been breached and put on sale on the dark Web and likely on a website frequented by cyber scammers.
It has been alleged that it includes details of about 18 crores orders received by the pizza chain which include customer's names, phone numbers, email IDs, delivery address, payment details including more than 10 lakh credit card details used to purchase on Domino’s India app. Domino's India data was taken earlier in April and this included not only customer information but also its internal files that included details about the company's 250 employees.
According to Alon Gal co-founder of an Israeli cybercrime intelligence, the hackers have access to Domino’s India 13TB of internal data which includes employee details of over 250 employees across verticals such as IT, Legal, Finance, Marketing, Operations, etc. He also said that the hackers are looking for $550,000 (around Rs 4 crores) for the entire database. The hackers also have plans to build a search portal to enable querying the data.
For now, Domino's India has neither confirmed nor denied that data of its consumers has been stolen or leaked from its servers.
But for India, it is really very concerning as India has been a 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 to 3,94,499 in 2019. Cyber security attacks on the Indian government and private sector portals over the past few months keep on increasing.
CERT-IN also alerted the Union transport ministry regarding “targeted intrusion activities” directed towards the country’s transport sector with “possible malicious intentions”.
According to a survey about 52 per cent of domestic Indian companies had fallen victim to a cyber-attack in the last 12 months. Of these successful breaches, 71 percent of organisations admitted it was a serious or very serious attack, and 65 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 cyber security over the next few years.