Ticketfly, an event ticketing company, has revealed that it suffered a major data breach when a hacker hijacked its website.
The breach occurred last Wednesday, when the hacker took control of the site and demanded a ransom – to be paid via cryptocurrency. VICE happened to communicate with someone claiming responsibility for the cyberattack, who said that they had asked Ticketfly for one Bitcoin (which was priced around US$7,500 at the time) in exchange for revealing details about the site’s vulnerability.
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