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Ticketfly Hacker Stole More Than 26 Million Email and Home Addresses

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Kris Holt, writing at Engadget:


    A hacker has leaked personal information for more than 26 million Ticketfly users after last week’s data breach. That’s according to Troy Hunt, the founder of Have I Been Pwned, which lets you check whether your email address has been included in various data breaches.

    The hacker posted several Ticketfly database files to a public server, and Hunt found that they contained 26,151,608 email addresses. Many users’ names, phone numbers and home and billing addresses were also compromised.

     
  2. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    i literally use this website maybe once a year and of course i just used it to buy it tickets 2 days ago
     
    Jonathan likes this.
  3. Jonathan

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Verified

    Similar, maybe closer to 2-3 times a year for me but still, it's an even split between that, eventbrite and ticketmaster.
     
  4. Mibabalou

    MUFC / NYRB Prestigious

    So did they get passwords?

    Any refs for action to take. I use ticketfly at least once a month few venues here in BK use it.
     
    coleslawed likes this.
  5. joey-wan kenobi

    Happiness is a warm gun mama

    Lucky for me I’ve probably moved 6 times since last using the site.
     
  6. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    weird, ticketfly is about the only ticketing company i buy tickets from, and i go to close to 100 shows a year, so...i'm surprised people use it so little
     
    Turkeylegz likes this.
  7. summertimejesus

    Birds and Guitar Supporter

    Maybe that explains the fake call I got from the "IRS" today?
     
  8. tdlyon

    Pawnee Forever Supporter

    I've been getting a lot of spam emails lately, wonder if this is why
     
  9. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Had never used I Have Been Pwned before - turns out my email address has come out as part of 5 data breaches over the years. Ugh.
     
  10. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    Exactly why I’ve stopped caring about privacy, hahaha
     
    supernovagirl likes this.
  11. marsupial jones

    make a bagel without the hole

    never heard of this company / site before. sucks this happened.
     
  12. johnnyferris

    Sic Parvis Magna Prestigious

    Ticketfly and Kickstarter have had my data compromised according to that site. 5 is horrible luck though
     
  13. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Beyond Ticketfly, the other notable ones for me were Kickstarter, Myspace (released the data 8 years after the breach) and Disqus (didn't know I'd commented on sites that use that).
     
  14. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    actually curious: is ticketfly mostly an east coast thing right now? almost every venue i go to uses that over ticketmaster/AXS
     
  15. Turkeylegz

    Trusted

    Here in Ohio I mostly use ticketmaster and ticketweb. I can only think of one venue in the Cleveland area that I buy from ticketfly (Beachland).
     
  16. Max_123

    Nope. Prestigious

    Ticketfly was used by two prominent "indie" venues in Denver but those venues were just taken over by Live Nation in recent months so they'll soon be Ticketmaster
     
  17. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Ticketfly is definitely the most prominent ticket website for the indie promoters and (general admission) venues here in Toronto, with two record stores also offering the same tickets. The rest of course sold by TM.
     
  18. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Prestigious

    I think so. I’m in San Diego and only a single venue uses ticketfly here
     
  19. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    Arizona here, ticketfly is the vendor for probably 85% of the shows I go to
     
  20. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    According to “Have I Been Pwnd” I was affected by this breach and this breach alone. Any recommendations for follow up action beyond changing my email password?
     
  21. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    Enabling two-factor authentication, if that’s an option, is always a good move
     
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  22. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    ticketfly is pretty common here in MN