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Live Nation took 11 days to confirm the massive Ticketmaster data breach

A cartoon illustration shows a shadowy figure carrying off a red directory folder, which has a surprised-looking face on its side.
Illustration: Beatrice Sala

Someone going by the name “ShinyHunters” has been advertising a 1.3TB cache of data allegedly containing personal data (names, email/home addresses, and phone numbers), credit card details, and other information about 560 million Ticketmaster customers for $500,000 in hacking forums all week.

Now, Ticketmaster parent Live Nation — the company that upset an army of Taylor Swift fans and is facing a federal antitrust lawsuit — publicly acknowledged a data breach in a regulatory filing late Friday evening.

On May 20, 2024, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (the “Company” or “we”) identified unauthorized activity within a third-party cloud database environment containing Company data (primarily from its Ticketmaster L.L.C. subsidiary) and…

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