Hell Pizza security breach: I’ll have extra passwords with that

Graham Cluley

Hell Pizza, a popular chain of pizza restaurants in New Zealand with other branches around the world, has found itself in the embarrassing situation of having to admit that a hacker appears to have stolen a large portion of their customer database.

According to Risky.Biz, more than one hacker has accessed Hell Pizza’s poorly secured 400MB database, which has 230,000 entries containing full names and addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and passwords. Oh, and they also know what kind of pizza you prefer.

Hell Pizza has posted a letter to customers on its Facebook page about the incident.

Some customers have noted with curiousity that Hell Pizza has posted the communication as a graphical image…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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