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About that MASSIVE Ticketmaster data hack: Yes, Canadians were probably involved

Late last month, Ticketmaster admitted that a hacking group called ShinyHunters were behind a data breach that apparently accessed information about 560 million customers. With a number that big, it has to affect people around the world–and it has.

Global News had a look at some of the stolen 1.3 terabytes of data and saw the names, address, phone numbers, email addresses, and partial credit card numbers. Most of the affected customers are in the US but Canadian Ticketmaster users were in second place followed by Mexico. The rest of the data involves people in Europe, Asia, Australia, and both Central and South America.

ShinyHunters has posted the information for sale on the dark web and is asking US$500,000.

Read more about what Global News found here.

Alan Cross

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