Live Nation Reports Data Breach and Sale of User Information on the Internet


Live Nation Confirms Ticketmaster Data Breach After Hacking Group Claims Responsibility

Live Nation Entertainment, the parent company of Ticketmaster, has confirmed a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of over 500 million customers. The breach was first reported by a hacking group called ShinyHunters, who claimed responsibility for stealing the data and attempting to sell it on the dark web for $500,000.

The stolen data includes names, credit card numbers, emails, home addresses, and phone numbers of Ticketmaster users. While Live Nation stated that the incident has not had a material impact on their business operations, they are continuing to evaluate the risks and work on remediation efforts.

Cybersecurity analyst Brett Callow advised Ticketmaster users to change their passwords as a precaution, although it appears that passwords were not included in the stolen data. Live Nation has also notified law enforcement, regulatory authorities, and affected users about the unauthorized access to personal information.

This breach comes at a challenging time for Live Nation, as the Justice Department recently sued the company on antitrust grounds, seeking to break up the monopoly power they hold in the ticketing business. The lawsuit alleges that Live Nation and Ticketmaster have illegally used their dominance to stifle competition in the industry.

As the investigation into the data breach continues, both Ticketmaster and Live Nation have yet to respond to requests for comment on the incident. The confirmation of the breach raises concerns about the security of customer data and highlights the ongoing threats posed by cybercriminals in the digital age.

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