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Spammers Steal Personal Information of Domino’s Consumers

Domino's, the pizza chain says following receipt of customers' complaints that they were getting spam mails it was possible that someone had stolen their personal information. Customers said they got e-mails from one "Sarah" telling to provide the details of their place of habitation.

Domino's stated on October 9 that an investigation was ongoing into the illegitimate junk electronic mails, including one probable problem with an erstwhile vendor's computers which possibly resulted in accessing the names, e-mail ids along with store suburbs (where orders for pizzas came) of customers.

According to Domino's, it took prompt action for additional security of the data on getting to know about the problem as well as was reviewing the incidence. The retailer halted its business with its vendor during July. Nzherald.co.nz posted this, October 9, 2017.

Domino's has once again assured customers that the breach was under investigation. The breach might've originated from an erstwhile vendor with whom business was stopped since July. The company has also assured buyers regarding no requirement for altering passwords and e-mail particulars when accessing its app, however, they mustn't follow any web-links embedded onto the spam mails.

On October 9, Domino's declared it took the privacy as well as security of customer data with seriousness and nothing indicated about illegitimate infiltration into the company's computers. It added that prompt action enabled to secure customer information while a thorough review procedure had been started.

Domino's has adopted urgent measures for the prevention of this kind of incidence from happening again while has begun work with top experts in the cyber-security industry for safeguarding customer info as well as further improving its various platforms' security.

And though it's not obligatory for businesses towards informing the Privacy Commissioner about hacking of their data, yet certain revised law is underway since some years which would mandate such notifications within certain circumstances. Incidentally, the revision is for, among other things, encompassing of New Zealand within the ambit of rules designed for the majority of OECD countries.

Meanwhile an advisory to anxious customers says they're welcome to call at 0800 29 20 00 to get more information from Domino's.

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