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Key Points
  • The Department Of Home Affairs has confirmed it is seeking more information about the Ticketmaster cyberattack.
  • Up to 560 million customers globally are said to be impacted.
  • The incident came to light after hackers attempted to sell the stolen information.
The personal information of 560 global customers of Ticketmaster have allegedly been exposed, potentially affecting 2 million Australian customers.
A post on the dark web dated 28 May purported to be from a hacking group known as ShinyHunters is offering to sell the 1.3 terabytes of personal information for $750,000 ($US500,000).
The company has yet to release a statement confirming whether its databases have been hacked.

The stolen details mentioned in the online post include credit card information, phone numbers and email addresses.

A spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs said they are working with Ticketmaster to “understand the incident”.
The ShinyHunters hacking group has been implicated in a series of cyberattacks since 2020, including targeting Pizza Hut Australia in September. Nearly 200,000 customers were impacted by the hack.
Last week, electronic prescriptions provider pulled down its website, saying it is working to understand the impact of a hack of Australian patient data.

A post surfaced on a Russian hacking website, alleging the hack. The company said its preliminary inquiries suggest “the incident originated from one of our third-party vendors”.

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