Ticketmaster fined $10m over “instrusion” into competitor’s site

Photo: nerdy girl (CC BY 2.0) Hated events company Ticketmaster was fined $10m by the U.S. Department of Justice for “intrusions” into a competitor’s computer systems . “Ticketmaster employees repeatedly – and illegally – accessed a competitor’s computers without authorization using stolen passwords to unlawfully collect business intelligence,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney DuCharme. “Further, Ticketmaster’s employees brazenly held a division-wide ‘summit’ at which the stolen passwords were used to access the victim company’s computers, as if that were an appropriate business tactic. Today’s resolution demonstrates that any company that obtains a competitor’s confidential information for commercial advantage, without authority or permission, should expect to be held accountable in federal court.” Ticketmaster made itself more despised than it already was by stiffing customers during the pandemic , and this fine is another reminder that leopards don’t change their spots: they just keep eating people’s faces until something stops them.

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