Ticketmaster breach confirmed, third party held responsible


Live Nation Confirms Ticketmaster Data Breach Linked to Snowflake Hack

Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, has confirmed a data breach that has left 560 million customers’ data exposed. The breach was revealed in a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is part of a larger hack affecting cloud service provider Snowflake.

The unauthorized activity was first identified on May 20th within a third-party cloud database environment containing data primarily from Ticketmaster. Live Nation immediately launched an investigation with forensic experts to understand the extent of the breach.

On May 27th, threat actor ShinyHunters posted the stolen data for sale on an illicit marketplace, asking for $500,000. While Live Nation is working with authorities to mitigate the risk, they do not expect any material impact on their business operations or financial condition.

The leaked data includes personal information such as full names, email addresses, physical addresses, telephone numbers, hashed credit card numbers, and financial transactions. Researchers warn that the breach is massive and could have serious implications for the affected customers.

The breach at Ticketmaster is believed to be part of a larger hack involving Snowflake, a cloud service provider serving thousands of customers in the US. Snowflake has distanced itself from the breach, stating that the targeted threat campaign was not caused by any vulnerability or breach of their platform.

ShinyHunters, the threat actor behind the Ticketmaster breach, is known for carrying out multiple high-profile data breaches, including Microsoft, Mashable, AT&T, and T-Mobile. The investigation into the breach is ongoing, and customers are advised to stay vigilant and monitor their accounts for any suspicious activity.

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