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Hackers Claim Ticketmaster Data Breach

ShinyHunters hacking group has claimed to have breached Ticketmaster, stealing the personal data of 560 million users.

According to Hackread*, the 1.3 TB of stolen data ShinyHunters has allegedly accessed contains sensitive user information, including full names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, ticket sales and event details, order information, and partial payment card data. The data breach, if confirmed, could have severe implications for the affected users, leading to potential identity theft or financial fraud.

The amount of highly personal data in this extremely large breach makes this extra worrying for all those involved. Ticketmaster is choosing not to pay the ransom which is slowly becoming more common as aftermath clean-ups improve. However, this is not the first time they have fallen victim to a large-scale breach which will question how they handle their customer data.

As the sensitive information is now up for sale, those affected must remain extra careful, change their passwords and steer clear of follow-up emails, texts and calls claiming to be from companies and requesting information. High profile data breaches can have long-lasting effects on customers including identity theft and financial fraud.

by Jake Moore, ESET

*ESET does not bear any responsibility for the accuracy of this information.


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