Skiddies logged into a staff account of Aussie ticketing outlet Moshtix and caused havoc for fans snapping up tix. Punters who were in line for $355 pre-sale tickets for the hippy hipster-favoured Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay had a rude shock when their online checkout totals were up to 1,000 per cent more …
If they used credentials surely they are crackers?
They are not Hackers or Crackers. They are simply unauthorised users. Probably an ex employee and they failed to change the admin password when they were fired/quit.
Prices will go up
The worst part about this news is the fact promotors have now obtained real-world data showing idiot hipsters will pay just about any price so they can appear, "Cool." How lame is that? Blame them for the price increase of concert tickets from this point forward. What a bunch of sods.
What are the odds??
Just goes to show for privileged access you need to apply more control's than just a username/password.
a $1000 price (as per headline) is a 1000% increase on a $355 ticket price?
Wouldn't 1000% increase be of the order of $4000 dollars?
A lot of attacks are designed to reveal vulnerabilities or possible targets for later use. Perhaps identifying 400+ people with enough money to pay the updated amount and doing so without question was the goal.
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