Third Party Apps: The Next Big Data Sharing Scandal?

As more details emerge about a hack on Ticketmaster’s site, the next data-sharing scandal could be about to break. In June Ticketmaster confirmed that hackers may have pilfered personal and payment information from customers using its UK site.

Tech security firm RiskIQ has reported that, in order to skim credit card details, the thieves tweaked an element of the Ticketmaster site. That element had been provided by a company called Inbenta, which offers website owners various tracking and site management tools. Somehow, the bespoke website widget that Inbenta gave to Ticketmaster was hacked, allowing the thieves to try to skim off payment details.

Author: Geoff White


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