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Live Nation investigates data breach of Ticketmaster and customer data offered on the dark web

Live Nation investigates data breach of Ticketmaster and customer data offered on the dark web

A data breach investigation is underway at Live Nation’s Ticketmaster subsidiary, which dominates live event ticketing in the United States.

Beverly Hills-based Live Nation said in a regulatory filing Friday that on May 27, “a criminal threat actor” offered to sell Ticketmaster data on the dark web.

According to other media reports, a hacking group named ShinyHunters claimed responsibility for the breach on an online forum and demanded $500,000 for the data, which is believed to include names, addresses, phone numbers and some credit card details. millions of Ticketmaster customers.

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BRAZIL – 2024/05/28: In this photo illustration the Ticketmaster logo seen on a smartphone screen and Live Nation Entertainment in the background. (Photo illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Live Nation and Ticketmaster did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Live Nation said it was “working to mitigate risks to our users” and was cooperating with law enforcement officials . It said the breach was unlikely to have “a material impact on our overall business.” operations.”

On May 23, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Live Nation and Ticketmaster, accusing them of operating an illegal monopoly on live events in the United States. The ministry has asked a court to dismantle the system that it says limits competition and drives up prices for ventilators.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.