A threat group known as ShinyHunters is claiming to have stolen the personal and financial data of 560 million Ticketmaster customers and is offering it for sale on the dark web for a staggering $500,000.

The alleged breach, first reported on the Russian hacking forum Exploit, has sent shockwaves through the cybersecurity community and raised serious concerns about the safety of user data.

What Data Was Allegedly Stolen?

The hackers claim to have amassed a staggering 1.3 terabytes of data from Ticketmaster’s databases, comprising comprehensive customer details such as names, home addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, as well as ticket sales information including order details, event information, and potentially payment details, although this remains unconfirmed.

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Allegedly stolen Ticketmaster data for sale (BleepingComputer)

Ticketmaster, part of Live Nation Entertainment, has not yet confirmed or denied the breach. The company has stated that it is investigating the claims and working with relevant authorities.

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