Ticketmaster Hack Reveals Sensitive Data for 560 Million People

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A hacking group called ShinyHunters claims to have hacked Ticketmaster, stealing the sensitive information of 560 million customers, according to a cybersecurity media outlet. Hackread and Australian news site Cyber ​​Daily

ShinyHunters posted on a hacking forum late Tuesday that it had obtained data from Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation, including customers’ names, addresses, emails, phone numbers and order details, wrote Cyber ​​Daily. The group is reportedly trying to sell the stolen data for $500 million.

The hacking group is well known in cybersecurity circles, having previously stolen customer data from Microsoft, Wishbone and AT&T. Ticketmaster, a US company, did not immediately respond to Quartz’s request for comment, but the The Australian government acknowledged the incident.

Ticketmaster was already going through a difficult few weeks. Last week, the US Department of Justice sued Live Nationalleging that it maintained an illegal monopoly on live performances, controlling approximately 80% of primary ticketing at major concert venues and 60% of concert promotions in the United States. The government says Live Nation’s uncompetitive practices harm venues, artists, consumers and promoters. .

Live Nation’s stock price is down about 8% since before the DOJ announced its lawsuit. The company’s stock price remained relatively stable following reports of a massive data breach.

This article was originally published on Quartz.