A hacker has claimed possession of 30 million customer records from TEG, the Australian ticket-selling giant, Techcrunch Reports.

TEG, known for its ticketing services through Ticketek and other platforms, has been a cornerstone in the entertainment industry, handling ticket sales for concerts, sports events, theatre shows, and more. The sheer volume of data alleged to be in the hands of the hacker is staggering, representing a significant portion of Australia’s population.

On Thursday, a hacker put up for sale the alleged stolen data from TEG, claiming to have information of 30 million users, including the full name, gender, date of birth, username, hashed passwords and email addresses.

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While the exact method of the breach has not been officially confirmed, cybersecurity experts speculate it could be due to a variety of reasons ranging from sophisticated phishing attacks to exploiting vulnerabilities in TEG’s IT infrastructure. With the increasing sophistication of cyber-attacks, even companies with robust security measures can find themselves vulnerable.

In response to the allegations, TEG has initiated an internal investigation and has also brought in third-party cybersecurity experts to assess the situation. In a public statement, TEG reassured customers that they are taking the matter seriously and are committed to protecting their data. However, they have not yet confirmed the veracity of the hacker’s claims.

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