back to article Moshtix admin account popped by party-pooper hipster-hating hacker

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 …

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  1. Captain Scarlet Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    Hacker?

    If they used credentials surely they are crackers?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hacker?

      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.

  2. gregoryg1

    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.

  3. RainForestGuppy

    What are the odds??

    username: admin

    password: password.

    Just goes to show for privileged access you need to apply more control's than just a username/password.

  4. thosrtanner

    how come

    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?

  5. Robert Helpmann?? Silver badge
    Childcatcher

    Real Target?

    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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