‘Hackers Steal Taylor Swift Ticket Data to Blackmail Ticketmaster’ | RTL News

'Hackers stelen ticketgegevens Taylor Swift om Ticketmaster af te persen'

This included names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, credit card details, and ticket purchases. The group shared evidence of that data on the dark web. But now the group says it also has ticket data at its disposal. WatchmanThis will include approximately 193 million barcodes, including tickets to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour.

This isn’t the first time Ticketmaster has been in the news negatively this year. The company is under investigation in the US for potentially distorting competition. The Department of Justice and nearly three dozen US states have filed a lawsuit against parent company Live Nation. Ticketmaster is said to have a very strong position in selling concert tickets.

The plaintiffs want to use a lawsuit to force Live Nation to divest itself of Ticketmaster, which arranges ticket sales for many major concerts. Live Nation organizes major concerts and other live events.

There are concerns that concert halls or stadiums may have to use Ticketmaster in order to continue holding Live Nation events.


The 2010 merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation has long been controversial because of the significant position it gave the company in event ticket sales. Organizers only agreed that Ticketmaster would do enough to maintain healthy competition in the ticket sales market.

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