Ticketmaster hacked: those responsible threaten to leak data of those who bought Taylor Swift concert tickets

This time the protagonist of the news is not Taylor Swift, but it catches her unexpectedly considering her concerts in Madrid. Those who bought tickets for them (and hundreds of other events) can see your data compromised, taking into account that the company Ticketmaster (the largest online concert ticket sales platform and accused of monopoly) has been hacked.

The ShinyHunters hacker collective has been responsible for the massive theft of confidential data (from emails, phones and even credit cards and their expiration dates) from more than 500 million platform clients. ShinyHunters would have already put that information up for sale (in total 1.3 terabytes, the equivalent of almost 1,500 CDs).

The group, known for hacking Microsoft and telecommunications company AT&T, among others, is demanding a ransom payment of $500,000 to prevent the sale of the data. It is not the first time that ShinyHunters would try to sell stolen data of web pages: in 2021 it was obtained with information from 70 million AT&T customers and in 2023 the injured, about 200,000 Americans, were Pizza Hut customers.

The date of the attack would not be random either and no, it does not respond to Taylor Swift's concerts. In these days it has been dark web site BreachForums relauncheda page where cybercriminals exchange stolen data.

It is also not the first time that Ticketmaster has been the target of computer attacks: at the end of 2023 it suffered a cyberattack that caused problems with the sale of tickets for the tour, precisely, Taylor Swift's Eras Tour. Those who have purchased tickets to events through this platform and receive an email requesting information or with a link, It is recommended that you do not open it and quickly report the source of the contact.