Ticketmaster UK is in hot water this week after revealing that a data breach earlier this year could have affected a number of its customers.
The breach affects customers who bought tickets between February and 23 June, with Ticketmaster saying that customers’ personal information AND payment details may have been compromised.
The biggest problem, as explained by the Guardian: “The company could face questions over whether there was a delay in disclosing the breach after it emerged that some UK banks have known about the incident since early April”.
Ticketmaster has said that less than 5% of its global customer base may have been involved, while suggesting that the number directly affected is fewer than 40,000.
“Based on our investigation, we understand that only certain UK customers who purchased or attempted to purchase tickets may have been affected by the incident,” said Ticketmaster in a statement.
The revelation of the breach comes shortly after US ticketing site Ticketfly was taken offline after a hack thought to have potentially compromised 26 million users.