Inside the Ticketmaster Hack: 440,000 Taylor Swift Fans at Risk

Inside the Ticketmaster Hack: 440,000 Taylor Swift Fans at Risk

In May, the hacking group ShinyHunters claimed to have gotten personal information from more than 500 million Ticketmaster users and was selling the data on the dark web, and the business has now admitted that consumer data may have been “exposed.” 

The breach, initially believed to be limited in scope, has now escalated, affecting millions of ticket holders, including fans attending Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. Let’s delve into the details of this high-stakes cybercrime.

Ticketmaster Data Breach: What You Need to Know

In an email sent to affected customers, Ticketmaster said that they had discovered “unauthorised activity” in a third-party cloud database, and that personal data of “some customers” who purchased tickets to events in North America (the United States, Canada, and/or Mexico) could have been compromised.

Ticketmaster confirmed that unauthorized access occurred, leading to the compromise of sensitive customer data. The hackers gained access to 193 million ticket barcodes, valued at an astonishing $22.6 billion. Among these, 440,000 tickets belong to Taylor

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