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StubHub Security Breach

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StubHub, which is a website that provides services for buyers and sellers for tickets to sporting events, concerts, and other live entertainment events, has been hacked. StubHub is getting a lot of bad press, but the site is really the victim here. The hackers have hacked accounts from other sites, and then used that information to get into the StubHub accounts. In March 2013, more than 1,000 StubHub accounts were hacked and over $1.6 million was stolen in StubHub tickets.

There was no security breach on the end of StubHub, but as soon as they realized that something was going on, they informed the authorities about a year ago.

Cyrus Vance, Jr., Manhatten District Attorney, held a press conference yesterday about the scandal.

“It is not clear as I stand here exactly how they got it, but get in they did, and once they were in, they were able to compromise the account holders,” Vance Jr. said.

Chuck Grimmett, a security expert, believes that the hackers were able to get into more than 1,000 accounts which had their credit card information stored. Grimmett also has some advice to share to prevent this from happening to you.

“Use different passwords for every site you go on, you should not store your credit card information on websites,” Grimmett said.

To ensure everyone’s security online, make sure your passwords vary for every website, and change them frequently. Also never store your personal information or credit card accounts online to prevent being a victim of hackers.

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