Leadership / 03.05.20
Ticketfly Hacking Suspect Faces Up to Three Years Imprisonment, $250,000 Fine
Pollstar (02/26/20) Rendon, Francisco
U.S. prosecutors have charged Moulay O. Ishak with extortion in relation to damage to Ticketfly's server, which exposed the personal information of as many as 27 million customers. Ishak faces a maximum prison sentence of three years and $250,000 in fines. The attack on May 31, 2018, forced the ticket platform to suspend online operations for several days and disrupted multiple services. Although credit and debit card information remained confidential, data such as customer names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers was accessed. "We're pleased to see that the alleged perpetrator of the malicious attack on Ticketfly ... has been identified and indicted," declared a spokesperson for Ticketfly owner Eventbrite. "We appreciate the efforts of the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office in their continued pursuit of justice and for seeking closure for all involved."
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