What to Know About the Ticketmaster Data Breach

June 09, 2024

Ticketmaster is reeling from a data breach. Hackers stole the data of over 500 million customers, compromising information related to ticket sales, including credit card numbers.1

While this news is incredibly troubling, it’s also becoming a regular occurrence. Recent victims include Microsoft and AT&T.1

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The proper reaction is to take an active role in defending your data. For example, while Ticketmaster says that customer passwords did not appear to be compromised, they still recommended that everyone with an account update their login information.

Take some time to familiarize yourself with some security best practices. When a breach affects a company you do business with, take appropriate action and look for actions you need to take to keep yourself safe.

It’s also important to keep the breach in perspective; these companies are interested in keeping your data secure and their customers’ business. While it’s concerning, it’s become such a common problem that industries have arisen to combat and rectify these situations.

So, hang in there. In the worst-case scenario, you might need to make a few changes, but the sky isn’t falling! Make the right moves and keep your cool.

1. NYTimes.com, May 31, 2024, “Ticketmaster Confirms Data Breach. Here’s What to Know.”