StubHub hacked: Manhattan district DA says cybercrime is everywhere

NEW YORK (AP/CNN) – The Manhattan district attorney’s office has indicted six people in an international cybercrime ring.

They say this group was able to illegally to access more than 1,000 StubHub user accounts and purchase tickets using victims’ credit card information.

The Manhattan district attorney is advising people to be vigilant with all of their accounts and to speak up if they see something odd.

“Cybercrime is everywhere, unfortunately, and it doesn’t matter what geographical area you live in, what economic status you’re in. We’re all capable of being victimized by cyber-criminals. So the things that the experts, us, say you should do is you should mind your accounts. You should look at your accounts for your credit cards and if you see a $500 Stubhub purchase that you don’t recognize, you should act on it. The same goes with other purchases,” Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said.

The six suspects have been charged with money laundering, grand larceny, and identity theft, among other charges.

StubHub says the thieves got account-holders’ login and password information from data breaches at other websites or from malware on the customers’ computers.

The company says it detected the unauthorized transactions last year and gave refunds.

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