Consumers are at risk from being hacked when using certain UK food delivery companies, including Deliveroo, Domino’s, Papa John’s and Nando’s, according to a report from global cybersecurity firm DynaRisk.
The report found that the food delivery sector is one of the most popular targets for hackers after acquiring over 1,000 configuration files from a popular hacking tool. The hackers break into the food delivery company’s website by using stolen email addresses and passwords from customers, combining this with the cheat sheet they can put the information into hacking tools.
Consumers using the food delivery services listed are at risk of having their account being taken over by hackers, with UK users being targeted especially. The report found that a cache of files that contain configuration scripts are being used with hacker tools to take over people’s accounts.
DynaRisk CEO and founder Andrew Martin said: “Unfortunately, consumers often use the same log-in credentials across a number of different platforms, and seldom consider the security of their personal data when benefitting from the convenience of platforms such as Deliveroo. It takes only one cybercriminal to hack a site’s defences and share this knowledge with the community, leaving accounts vulnerable to credential stuffing and fraud.
“Sadly the truth is that companies can never do enough to protect customer data, however constant investment and training needs to be put in place to ensure customer information is safe. Businesses need to be able to anticipate and prevent new threats and need knowledge of how easy it is for hackers to access unsecure data. As we’ve identified, all companies, big and small, now need to have cybersecurity at the top of the agenda. This is especially crucial for tech companies that possess and store large amounts of data.”
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There are a number of ways consumers can increase their safety online including using unique passwords and using a password manager that can create a number of different passwords. Using two-step verification where after using a password a code is sent to your mobile which is needed to sign in to your account.
Keeping your software up to date on all devices is important as well and learning about your digital footprint by staying aware of changes in the way people are being hacked
Below you can see the full list of the most targeted food delivery companies