A class-action lawsuit has been filed after millions of user accounts were compromised in a Ticketfly data breach that occurred in late May 2018. Although financial information was not accessed, other personal information connected to millions of Ticketfly accounts was. Individuals who were potentially affected by the breach may be able to seek compensation with the help of a data breach lawsuit attorney.
If you suspect that your personal information may have been compromised as a result of a potential Ticketfly data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn more. We provide free, confidential and no-obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you have a claim we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Approximately 27 Million User Accounts Potentially Accessed in Cyber Attack
Ticketfly, a ticket distribution service and subsidiary of Eventbrite, has acknowledged that it was the target of a “malicious cyber attack.” In a company press release, Ticketfly stated that it had discovered that third party hackers attacked the company’s IT systems in late May 2018 and exposed personal information of approximately 27 million users.
As a result of the reported data breach, a class action lawsuit was filed in October 2018 alleging that outside parties gained access to customer information, including “their names, home and business addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and password values.”
The lawsuit further claims that “despite the fact that Eventbrite was storing sensitive information that it knew was of value to, and vulnerable to, cyber attackers,” Eventbrite and its subsidiary, Ticketfly, failed to take necessary steps that could have prevented the unauthorized disclosure of customers’ personal information.
The plaintiff in the complaint, on behalf of anyone whose personal information was in the possession of Ticketfly during the data breach, alleges that the actions of the company constituted breach of contract and violated Illinois state consumer fraud laws.
Consumers Affected by a Ticketfly Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation
Those affected by a data breach could face serious problems, including the loss of personal, financial or health information. If financial information is wrongfully accessed by a third party, victims of a data breach could be required to pay credit monitoring fees to ensure their credit score isn’t negatively affected due to the violation. In some cases, data breach victims may need to make sure they don’t become a victim of identity theft and may also have to pay to receive a credit report to check on fraudulent charges.
Victims of data breaches could be entitled to receive compensation for any personal information that may have been compromised, and the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Affected consumers should seek legal counsel from a Ticketfly data breach lawsuit attorney to get more information about their rights and remedies.
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