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Live Nation reveals a “criminal actor” has offered to sell Ticketmaster data on the dark web, while reports say hackers are seeking $500,000 for customer information.

Live Nation reveals a “criminal actor” has offered to sell Ticketmaster data on the dark web, while reports say hackers are seeking 0,000 for customer information.

Live Nation is investigating a data breach at its Ticketmaster subsidiary, which dominates live event ticketing in the United States.

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

Other media outlets report that a hacking group named ShinyHunters claimed responsibility for the breach on an online forum and was seeking $500,000 for the data, which is believed to include names, addresses, phone numbers and some credit card details. credit to millions of Ticketmaster customers.

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.

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