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Eventbrite-owned Ticketfly cyberattack exposed data from 27 million accounts

Ticketfly says that a cyberattack has exposed information belonging to roughly 27 million accounts. The Eventbrite-owned ticket sales platform took its website offline one week ago. The company said it believed it was the “target of a cyber incident,” and this has turned out to be true. The company said it believed it was the “target of a cyber incident,” and this has turned out to be true.

Image result for ticketflyAccording CNET, hacker IShAkDz took responsibility for the cyberattack and demanded 1 Bitcoin to resolve the attack at the time, which was worth $7500 at previous market rates and also defaced the Ticketfly landing page.

Information including names, email addresses, physical addresses, and phone numbers connected to the accounts has been compromised.

However, as some customers purchase tickets using multiple accounts, it is possible that the number of impacted customers is lower than 27 million.

ccount passwords are also believed to be safe, but Ticketfly launched a forced reset over the weekend out of caution. The company says that it is “possible” the hashed values of password credentials may have been accessed.

Users of Ticketfly which have not logged into their accounts recently are asked to do so in order to follow through on password resets.

“Upon first learning about this incident we took swift action to secure the data of our clients and fans,” the spokesperson said. “We take privacy and security very seriously and regret any disruption this has caused. We’re extremely grateful for the patience and support of the Ticketfly community.”

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