Ticketmaster has reported that they have suffered a data breach and while they are trying to play down the impact, it has not been handled that well.
If you purchased tickets this year, you are at risk of your data being in the wrong hands and you should have received a notice explaining all this from Ticketmaster.
But even if you've not had an email or you purchased tickets prior to or after the breach, I'd be changing your password as soon as possible just to be on the safe side. For those users affected, you may also have to contact your bank and get a new bank card!
You can also contact Action Fraud by visiting https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
And as ever, be on the lookout for suspicious emails that try to trick you into revealing your password or even your financial information. When there's a report of compromised data in the news, the bad guys aren't far behind trying to send phishing emails out trying to take advantage of peoples concerns.
Follow the usual advise :
- Don't reuse passwords, use a password manager to create and save your passwords
- Don't click on links is suspicious emails
- Don't open attachments in suspicious emails
Of course, email is only one way the bad guys might try to contact you, they amy also try to trick you over the phone or by text message, so be aware. And never use the contact details in the message, use known good contact numbers, email addresses or websites.
I hope no one has been affected by this latest data breach!