Ticketmaster UK have admitted British customers may have had their credit card data stolen in a security breach that could have affected up to 40,000 people.
The company says it ‘identified malicious software’ on a third party product on Saturday, but did not reveal the breach until today.
The firm said it disabled the software as soon as it realised what had happened, but did not say why it did not disclose the breach until now.
A statement on a dedicated website set up after the breach reads: ‘On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Ticketmaster UK identified malicious software on a customer support product hosted by Inbenta Technologies, an external third-party supplier to Ticketmaster.
‘As soon as we discovered the malicious software, we disabled the Inbenta product across all Ticketmaster websites.
‘Less than five per cent of our global customer base has been affected by this incident. Customers in North America have not been affected.
The Ticketmaster hack comes less than two weeks after Currys PC world and Dixons Travel customers found out their data had been accessible to hackers for as long as a year.