StubHub Customers’ Accounts Hacked, Authorities Across The World Investigating

Didn’t purchase those tickets on your StubHub account? Well, join the club, because numerous accounts on the ticket resale site were recently hacked.

According to a CBS DC news report, thieves gained access to nearly 1,000 customer accounts and fraudulently purchased tickets for events.

StubHub officials say they detected unauthorized transactions last year, notified authorities and provided refunds to affected customers.

According to eBay-owned StubHub, the hackers didn’t gain access to the accounts through its security, but rather they acquired customers’ login and password information from other data breaches or from key-loggers or other malware on the customers’ computers.

While there appears to be a small number of accounts hacked, authorities say the case goes much farther – sprawling across international borders.

Glenn Lehrman, head of global communications for StubHub, tells Reuters that the company has been working with law enforcement around the world for the last year on the case.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., along with London and Royal Canadian Mounted police officials, are expected to release more details about the case, including how much money was involved and possible arrests, during a news conference later today.

More Than 1,000 StubHub Accounts Hacked [CBS]

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