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Ticketmaster Allegedly Suffers Data Breach

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A group of hackers alleged to have breached the personal data of 560 million Ticketmaster customers.

Who is behind the alleged data breach?

The hacker group, known as ShinyHunters, claims they have stolen details such as names, addresses, phone numbers and partial credit card details from Ticketmaster users worldwide.

In a report by the BBC, “The Australian government says it is working with Ticketmaster to address the issue. The FBI has also offered to assist, a spokesperson for the US Embassy in Canberra told Agence France-Presse.”

You can read the full report here

What have the experts said?

A spokesperson for the Australia Home Affairs Department said: “The Australian Government is aware of a cyber incident impacting Ticketmaster.

“The National Office of Cyber Security is engaging with Ticketmaster to understand the incident.”

Ticketmaster has yet to confirm whether it has experienced a security breach.

Security Researcher, Kevin Beaumont said: “If Ticketmaster has had a breach of this scale it is important they inform customers but it is important to also consider that sometimes criminal hackers make false or inflated claims about data breaches – so people should not be overly concerned until a breach is confirmed.”

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