Dominos India Data breach – Did you give up your personal details for just a slice of pizza

What Happened?

Pizza brand Dominos have suffered from a data leak yet again. As per security experts, the data of 18 crore orders is available on the dark web.

When did it happen?

Security Researcher, Alon Gal, first flagged it on 18th April 2021, but Dominos India dismissed any such hack. 

Why you should worry?

If you ever ordered Dominos Pizza and gave your mobile number or email address, there is a very high chance that your personal details are now available on the dark web, complete with mobile numbers, addresses, order value, dates and possibly credit card data (which Dominos has been denying so far).

Search Engine on the Dark Web (Please be careful about looking into Dark Web on your own)
Sample Results from a DUMMY search

What should you do now?

You cannot do much except accepting the fact that some people might know more of your personal information now.

(Optional) However, If you are still curious and want to know whether your phone number is part of the record, then we would suggest you to do two things:

(a) WhatsApp/SMS us for verification (Optional)

Send us a WhatsApp/SMS message: 

  • For WhatsApp click – Send WhatsApp
  • For SMS – Send to +91-9051-234-233

We would ONLY be verifying the number FROM WHICH THE MESSAGE IS SENT after you provide your consent. 

We would send you complete details of the search AS-IS without looking into or perform any further research

(b) Sign The Petition (Recommended)

Help us SIGN the Petition to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Jubilant FoodWorks, which runs Dominos India demanding proper investigation and action against the carelessness of the company, as per Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal data or information) Rules, 2011.

Click here – SIGN the Petition

Demands in the petition:

  • Jubilant FoodWorks, which runs Dominos India, should issue a public notice or apology & immediately issue a statement of (1) what action they have taken to protect consumers’ data privacy, (2) what action they have taken on this breach & (3) prove that financial data of customers is secure through a third-party audit.
  • MeitY should mete out an exemplary punishment to the company for being careless about PII data.

Five Gmail hacks that you probably didn’t know

With more than a fourth of the world’s email market share, it is reasonably fair to assume that you might be using one. Apart from its easy-to-use interface, what also powers Gmail is the ubiquitous Google Sign-in capability now available with every online sign-up forms.

To make use of Gmail even better, we are going to show you five feature hacks (might even help you to secure your account) to give your more control of your mailbox.

Infinite Email IDs linked to one MailBox

What would you do if you need more similar looking email addresses for your online accounts or team members. You needn’t go through the arduous process of signing up again. All you need to do is add a “+” sign to your existing email address and voila, it gives you a different email address linked to the same mailbox.

As you would notice from the image below, we automatically created a new ID “[email protected]”, by simply adding a “+1” to the existing email ID – “[email protected]”.

Creating a new email ID by just appending plus sign followed by alphanumerical values

Similarly we can create as many email aliases, by just appending any alphanumeric character after “+” sign. e.g. +sales, +hr, +delhi, +mumbai, +new1, etc.

All of these email ID aliases would still point to the same original mailbox before the “+” sign. So, you would receive all emails sent to aliases in your original email box itself.

However, to send emails from the alias, you would have to add the Alias, under “Settings – Accounts and Import – Send email as: ” section. Just add the alias you wish to use, as we did here for: Cyberyog Technologies (plus one) <[email protected]>

Creating an alias for sent email ID

Once this is set, you can now choose the “sender” email address, while composing the email, as shown.

You can also organise emails received on the Alias accounts, by using the Labels feature of Gmail. Just create a mail filter (under Settings) for incoming mail to sort your emails to reach their proper Label destination.

Creating a mail filter for the Alias

VOILA. Now, you have a fully functioning email account, with the same original email ID, but with cool filters & labels. Try setting one from your existing Gmail account and see how it works like magic!