Ticketmaster fined or losing customer payment card details

Ticketmaster has been fined £1.25m for losing the payment card details of more than 1m British customers. 

The US-owned firm, which sells tickets for music gigs, plays and comedy events, saw the details stolen in a data breach in 2018. 

Theft: The US-owned firm, which sells tickets for music gigs, plays and comedy events, saw the details stolen in a data breach in 2018

Theft: The US-owned firm, which sells tickets for music gigs, plays and comedy events, saw the details stolen in a data breach in 2018

Theft: The US-owned firm, which sells tickets for music gigs, plays and comedy events, saw the details stolen in a data breach in 2018

It initially admitted 40,000 customers were affected, but an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has revealed the impact was much greater. 

As the ICO levied its £1.25m fine yesterday, it said up to 9.4m Ticketmaster customers may have been affected, including 1.5m in the UK. 

Ticketmaster said it intends to appeal the fine.

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