/ 30 May 2024

One-way ticket to a nightmare

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As many as 2 million Aussies who’ve bought tickets online for gigs, shows, and sporting events could have their personal data exposed in the latest cyber attack as the infamous hacker ShinyHunters claims to have stolen the details of 560 million Ticketmaster users worldwide. It came to light after a post on the dark web – aka sites that can only be found using special browsers – appeared to reveal phone numbers, credit card details, email addresses and more for scores of people. The hacker is trying to sell the information for $752,000, which could give criminals an opportunity to commit identity theft and financial fraud. It’s more bad news for Ticketmaster’s parent company Live Nation which last week was hit with a lawsuit from the US Government over allegations it is running a live event “monopoly”. A Department of Home Affairs spokesperson said they’re working with Ticketmaster “to understand the incident”.

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