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Live Nation Reveals Data Breach At Its Ticketmaster Subsidiary

Live Nation is investigating a data breach at its Ticketmaster subsidiary, which dominates ticketing for live events in the United States, the Associated Press (AP) reported.


Live Nation said in a regulatory filing that on May 27 “a criminal threat actor’’ offered to sell Ticketmaster data on the dark web. I Photo: Live Nation / PR Newswire



Live Nation, based in Beverly Hills, California, said in a regulatory filing that on May 27 “a criminal threat actor’’ offered to sell Ticketmaster data on the dark web.


Other media reports say a hacking group named ShinyHunters claimed responsibility for the breach in an online forum and was seeking $500,000 for the data, which reportedly includes names, addresses, phone numbers, and some credit card details of millions of Ticketmaster customers.



In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Live Nation said it was “working to mitigate risk to our users’’ and was cooperating with law enforcement officials.


It said the breach was unlikely to have “a material impact on our overall business operations.’’



On May 23, the US Justice Department sued Live Nation and Ticketmaster, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America. The department asked a court to break up the system that it said limits competition and drives up prices for fans.




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