Alleged hack of tickets giant could expose credit data

A hacker group is allegedly attempting to sell millions of peopleā€™s data, potentially including Australians, after hacking a ticketing giant.

Online posts purporting to be from a hacking group known as ShinyHunters is advertising the sale of 560 million usersā€™ stolen data, claiming it hacked ticketing giant Ticketmaster, owned by Live Nation.

The posts advertise the sale of the details, totalling 1.3 terabytes, and including credit card information, for $US500,000 ($A750,000).

Cybersecurity industry publication CyberDaily reported a sample of the data, including credit card details, had been included in a post advertising the sale.

It is not yet known if Australian customers have been exposed.

Australiaā€™s Department of Home Affairs has confirmed it was working with Ticketmaster to understand a cybersecurity incident, the ABC reported.


Jack Gramenz
(Australian Associated Press)


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