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Ticketmaster Will Pay $10 Million for Hacking Rival Ticket Seller

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The Verge:

    Ticketmaster has agreed to pay $10 million for breaking into a competitors’ network. The company and its parent Live Nation admitted to hiring a former employee from rival ticket seller CrowdSurge, then using his knowledge — including old usernames and passwords — to learn CrowdSurge’s inner workings and “cut [the company] off at the knees.”

    “Ticketmaster employees repeatedly — and illegally — accessed a competitor’s computers without authorization using stolen passwords to unlawfully collect business intelligence,” said acting US attorney Seth DuCharme. “Further, Ticketmaster’s employees brazenly held a division-wide ‘summit’ at which the stolen passwords were used to access the victim company’s computers.”


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  2. My Goodness,

    Why is this world so fucking evil?
    falafelmywaffle likes this.
  3. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious

    Ticketmaster doing something unsavory?? No way!!
  4. xenoabe


    We already had enough reasons to hate TM, we didn't need another.
    falafelmywaffle likes this.
  5. DerekIsAGooner

    So assuming that this weekend...

    falafelmywaffle likes this.
  6. DandonTRJ

    ~~~ヾ(^∇^ Supporter

    Keep in mind, that’s on top of the $110 million they had to pay to settle things on the civil end. Yikes all around.
  7. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    How is this company still allowed to exist? There's been so many large scale infractions in my 10 years of adulthood alone. God only knows what stuff goes on that we don't know about.
  8. ManchesterOrch8

    Motel. Money. Murder. Madness.

    Even with another settlement, this is way too fucking cheap.

    Attempting to cripple another company, Jesus, just evil.
  9. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    Classism. We’re not fighting each other.
    Ruston likes this.
  10. Punkrocker


    I'm sure they will just pass this along to the consumer in the form of more fees since they basically have a monopoly on the market... This company makes me never want to go to shows again with the way they take advantage of everyone, but then you also hurt the artists. It's a no-win situation.
    zachmacD likes this.