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StubHub Breached

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StubHub Breached

Comment: One of eBay's ticket StubHub has been breached sois  those of you that use ebay be cautious using this ticket site


By Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 2014


eBay's ticket-selling offshoot StubHub has admitted to a breach of some users' security by a ring of fraudsters.

Reuters and AP have both received notification from New York district attorney Cyrus Vance of an event to be staged on Wednesday morning US time, at which the details of the attack will be revealed.


Arrests in at least three nations will apparently be revealed.

StubHub admits that around 1,000 accounts were compromised, through attacks on account-holders rather than core systems.


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Feds: Hackers Ran Concert Ticket Racket

23 Jul 14



A Russian man detained in Spain is facing extradition to the United States on charges of running an international cyber crime ring that allegedly stole more than $10 million in electronic tickets from e-tickets vendor StubHub.


Vadim Polyakov, 30, was detained while vacationing in Spain. Polyakov is wanted on conspiracy charges to be unsealed today in New York, where investigators with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the U.S. Secret Service are expected to announce coordinated raids of at least 20 people in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom accused of running an elaborate scam to resell stolen e-tickets and launder the profits.


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Re: StubHub Breached

Six men charged in StubHub cyber-theft case
Posted on 24 July 2014. Help Net Security
Six individuals have been charged in the US in connection with an international cybercrime ring that was able to take over StubHub user accounts, steal personal identifying information, use victims’ credit cards to make fraudulent electronic ticket purchases, and transfer the proceeds through a global network of accomplices in the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and Canada. 
Stubhub was defrauded of around $1 million.

According to the indictment, StubHub, an eBay subsidiary that operates a public website and digital marketplace for customers to buy and sell e-tickets to various entertainment events, discovered that more than 1,000 accounts were compromised by individuals who used the preexisting credit card information associated with the accounts to purchase tickets without the legitimate cardholders’ authorization. 



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