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Monash expert: Data of millions of Australians potentially exposed in Ticketmaster hack

Monash University < 1 mins read

A Monash expert is available to comment on a cyber incident impacting Ticketmaster customers, amid claims the ticketing giant is part of a data leak expected to impact millions globally.


Professor Nigel Phair, Department of Software Systems & Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology

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  • Impact of cybercrime
  • Governance of technology
  • Intersection of technology, crime and society
  • Mapping global cybercrime

The following can be attributed to Professor Phair:

“Significant data breaches are becoming all too common. The current legislative approach is clearly not working, as organisations are still not putting sufficient effort into cyber risk management.


“There are over 5 million Australian and New Zealand Ticketmaster account holders, they will be concerned about any loss of personal information, including names, addresses, passwords, credit card numbers, etc. and where this may end up on the Dark Web.


“It is troubling that Ticketmaster has not made any public statements regarding this data breach. Organisations need to be more proactive in their communications and inform the public what has happened and how they are remediating the situation.


“Consumers need to remain hyper-vigilant in the online world and be on the lookout for unusual emails, SMS or phone calls. They should also look for any suspicious credit card transactions.”

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