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Ticketfly is Still Offline, Five Days After Refusing to Pay Bitcoin Ransom to Hacker

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The website for event ticketing company Ticketfly has been offline for more than five days after briefly being hijacked by a hacker on Thursday.

On a support site, Ticketfly states that it is “investigating a cybersecurity incident” and its website and other services will be inaccessible for the time being.

No timeframe has been provided as to when Ticketfly’s operations will return to normal.

The Ticketfly website had been defaced with an image of V from the film V for Vendetta—a standard pulled from the hacker stock art collection—and a message that read, “Ticketfly HacKeD By IsHaKdZ. Your Security Down im Not Sorry.”

According to IsHaKdZ, he is in possession of a “complete” database containing sensitive information that he stole from Ticketfly.

The hacker said he “asked them 1 bitcoin for protection,” and when he didn’t receive it, he exploited the vulnerability.

Ticketfly hasn’t disclosed what information may have been accessed by the hacker, but it has conceded that at least some data has been stolen.

Originally via Gizmodo

After briefly being hijacked by a hacker Thursday, the website for event ticketing company Ticketfly has been offline for more than 24 hours as the company investigates a potentially serious data breach that compromised “some client and customer information.”

See the original article at https://gizmodo.com/a-day-later-ticketfly-is-still-offline-after-failing-t-1826499017/amp

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