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The ShinyHunter hacking group claims to have hacked Ticketmaster and stolen the personal data of 560 million users. The 1.3 TB of stolen data also contains payment information. Read more about this major cybersecurity incident and its consequences.

The infamous hacker group ShinyHunters claims to have breached the security of Ticketmaster-Live Nation, compromising the personal data of as many as 560 million users. This massive 1.3 terabytes of data is now being offered for sale on Breach Forums for a one-time sale for $500,000.

The breach: details and implications

ShinyHunters reportedly gained access to a wealth of sensitive user information, including full names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, ticket sales and event details, order information and partial payment card details. The compromised payment data specifically included customer names, the last four digits of card numbers, expiration dates, and even customer fraud details.

Hackers Claim Ticketmaster Breach: 560 Million User Data Up for Sale for $500,000
ShinyHunters on Breach Forums claim data breach at Ticketmaster (Screenshot: Hackread.com)

If the data breach is confirmed, it could have serious consequences for affected users, leading to potential identity theft, financial fraud and further cyber attacks. The hacker group’s bold move to sell this data shows the growing threat of cybercrime and the increasing sophistication of these cyber enemies.

The sophistication and recent activities of ShinyHunters

ShinyHunters is no stranger to the world of hacking and cybercrime. The group is known for its high-profile data breaches and also owns and operates Breach Forums, a notorious platform for cybercrime activities.

Despite the FBI’s recent attempts to shut down the forum, ShinyHunters managed to reclaim the seized domain, demonstrating their technical prowess and resilience to law enforcement actions. This, as reported by Hackread.com, not only resulted in the return of Breach Forums to the dark web, but also saw a resurgence on the clearnet, using the original domain.

Communication and response

In an exclusive communication with Hackread.com, ShinyHunters revealed that they have attempted to contact Ticketmaster about the breach, but have not yet received a response. Hackread.com has contacted Ticketmaster for comment and the article will be updated with any responses or official statements from the company.

A problematic cybersecurity history

This isn’t the first time Ticketmaster has faced cybersecurity issues. On January 26, 2023, the company admitted that ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s concerts were disrupted by a bot-driven attack, which exposed vulnerabilities in their ticketing system.

Furthermore, in January 2021, Ticketmaster was found guilty of hacking a rival company, Songkick, to obtain confidential information. This criminal activity led to a $10 million settlement to the victim company, underscoring a pattern of cybersecurity and ethical challenges that Ticketmaster has faced over the years.

Users are advised to closely monitor their financial accounts, change passwords and remain alert to possible phishing attempts. Companies like Ticketmaster must prioritize transparency and rapid communication with their users to limit damage and rebuild trust.

Stay tuned to Hackread.com for the latest updates on this developing story.

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