Hackers going by the name of 0day and Pyknic have breached and defaced the official website of Pizza Hut Australia. They claim that they have obtained the details of around 240,000 credit cards, but the company’s representatives claim that such information has not been compromised.
Yesterday, Pizza Hut Australia visitors were redirected to a third-party website where they were informed that the site was breached.
“It has come to our attention that we have absolutely ripped apart your internal security systems. Do you want to know what we took? ~240,000 Australian credit cards, 60,000 Australian members, your dignity,” the hackers said.
Pizza Hut representatives told
Gizmodo that the hackers only managed to gain access to some contact information, such as names and email addresses.
“We would like to reassure all of our customers that absolutely no credit card information was stolen and there is no need for concern regarding credit cards,” Pizza Hut General Manager Graeme Houston said in a statement.
“The security of our online ordering system has not been compromised in any way and our customers can continue to order online in the knowledge the ordering system is secure,” he added.
A company spokesperson told
ZDNet that credit card information is not stored locally; instead, everything goes through a third-party payment gateway.
The company has notified the Office of the Information Commissioner and an investigation into the matter has been launched by Pizza Hut in collaboration with their website provider.
Pyknic is the same hacker (or hacker collective) who defaced several NBC websites
on November 4.
It appears that in the past period more and more hackers are “hungry” for some pizza. Back in September, the Turkish Ajan collective breached the Indian website
of Domino’s Pizza, leaking 37,000 names, phone numbers, email addresses and passwords.