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Ticketmaster Data breach alleged to be part of a wider fraud
Ticketmaster’s data breach that affected thousands of customers last month was reportedly part of a larger credit card skimming scheme.
Cybersecurity firm RiskIQ has this week released a report revealing that the hack did not appear to be an isolated incident with the international ticket seller. Rather, a hacking group called Magecart had targeted around 800 e-commerce sites.
Following the breach, Ticketmaster admitted it had been hacked by “malicious software” on third-party customer support product Inbenta Technologies, which works with the ticketing giant.
The skimming system takes the data from people when they enter credit card information onto a website.
In the report, Inside and Beyond Ticketmaster: The Many Breaches of Magecart, RiskIQ researchers Yonathan Klijnsma and Jordan Herman wrote “since 2016, RiskIQ has reported on the rise of card skimmers of the digital variety operated by the threat group Magecart that use scripts injected into websites to steal data that’s entered into online payment forms on e-commerce sites.
“Hackers placed one of these digital skimmers on Ticketmaster websites through the compromise of a third-party functionality supplier known as Inbenta.”
RiskIQ said it identified some 100 well-known brands as other victims of Magecart’s scheme, but did not reveal their identities.
The researchers said it appeared that Magecart was becoming more sophisticated in its techniques, adding “even more disturbing, the Ticketmaster breach demonstrates that the Magecart actors are continuing to refine their techniques and get better at target selection.
In some cases, adding the credit card skimmer system gave the group access to some 10,000 credit card numbers almost immediately.
Click here to view RiskIQ's report Inside and Beyond Ticketmaster: The Many Breaches of Magecart.
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