Ticketmaster UK customer data stolen in massive cyber attack

Ticketmaster UK has fallen victim to a widespread security breach, the company has confirmed.

The breach could mean that the data of up to 400,000 customers is at risk after a cyber attack affected third-party customer support product Inbenta Technologies on Saturday (June 23).

Ticketmaster has contacted customers whose data is at risk, apologising for the breach as well as offering assistance to any users concerned about their personal information.

In an email sent out to customers who had purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and June, Ticketmaster confirmed that it had immediately disabled its on-site Inbenta product after malicious software was discovered.

The popular ticket-selling site is also offering a dedicated website for any customer queries involving the incident, as well as a free 12-month identity monitoring service.

Ticketmaster is currently working with forensic teams and security experts to try to understand how customers’ personal data was compromised. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre confirmed to the BBC that it was ‘working with partners to better understand the incident’.

Any Ticketmaster users contacted by the company have been advised to update their account password and monitor their banking activity for any suspicious transactions.

Ticketmaster is one of many firms who have been hit by a data breach scandal in recent months – most notably, Facebook was forced to reveal that as many as 87 million people may have had their data stolen by the now-defunct data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica.

Source: Read Full Article