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Ticketmaster pays $10M fine for accessing competitor’s online systems – Source CNET Tech


Ticketmaster will pay $10 million for accessing Songkick’s online pre-sales systems without authorization.

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Ticketmaster is paying a $10 million criminal fine for repeatedly accessing the computer systems of one of its competitors without authorization. The online ticketing company agreed to the fine Wednesday after being charged with five counts of computer intrusion and fraud by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

Ticketmaster employees used stolen passwords to access Songkick’s systems to “unlawfully collect business intelligence,” said…

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