Ticketfly hacker threatens to release more stolen data

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As far as blackmail goes, it was a relatively small request. 

The hacker who claims to have gained access to a host of data from Ticketfly, prompting the Eventbrite-owned ticketing company to pull its site offline sometime late last night, told Mashable that he was only after a single bitcoin. 

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“[Yes] i asked them 1 bitcoin for protection,” explained the hacker, who goes by IShAkDz, over email, in addition to sharing a huge repository of allegedly stolen files. “But I did not receive a reply from them.”

At the time of this writing, that comes out to around $7,500. For context, the person who hacked HBO last year wanted around $6.5 million worth of bitcoin.  Read more…

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