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Ticketmaster to pay $ 10 million fine for spying on rival


NEW YORK.- #Ticketmaster, the global giant of the sale of tickets for shows, agreed today to pay a fine of $ 10 million dollars to close a case in #New #York in which The company was accused of unauthorized access to a rival’s computer systems.

The settlement was announced by the US #Attorney’s #Office for the #Eastern #District of #New #York, where #Ticketmaster was faced five criminal charges and where in 2019 a former company manager pleaded guilty in a case related to this.

“#Ticketmaster employees repeatedly and illegally accessed a competitor’s computers without authorization using stolen passwords,” #Acting #District #Attorney #Seth #DuCharme explained in a statement.

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#According to #DuCharme, #Ticketmaster workers even organized a large internal meeting in which the stolen passwords were used to obtain information from their rival, “#As if that was an appropriate business tactic.”

“#Ticketmaster used stolen information to gain advantage over its competition and then promoted employees who broke the law,” added #William F. #Sweeney, deputy director of the FBI’s #New #York office, in the note.

The US authorities did not disclose which company was the victim, but several media had previously reported that the case was against #Ticketmaster and #Songkick, founded in 2007 and based in #New #York.

#In #January 2018, #Live #Nation – #Ticketmaster’s parent company – already reached a multi-million dollar settlement with #Songkick to settle a lawsuit it had filed against him.

The events date back to 2014 and 2015, when according to prosecutors #Ticketmaster used the passwords obtained through a former employee of his rival to access their systems and try to “suffocate” his competitor.



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https://www.elnuevodia.com/negocios/empresas-comercios/notas/ticketmaster-pagara-10-millones-de-multa-por-espiar-a-un-rival/

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