Hackers Steal Account Details of 64,000 Tomorrowland Attendees
The personal information of more than 64,000 attendees of the 2014 Tomorrowland festival has been stolen in a new hack.
A Belgian site is reporting that suspicious activity was detected on an old server used for ticket sales. The server was promptly deactivated, but not before hackers were able to access a mountain of personal data.
The report says names, addresses, emails, ages, postcodes, and genders of 64,000 out of roughly 360,000 attendees was stolen. So far, no announcement about the breach has been made available on the official Tomorrowland website.
None of the information obtained by hackers included payment details or passwords, but the data collected is sufficient enough to commit identity theft.
Paylogic ticketing system managers are warning attendees to be vigilant about emails concerning ticket sales or promotions that do not come from an official Paylogic or Tomorrowland communication channel.
“All communication from Tomorrowland is led by tomorrowland.com. Links to Tomorrowland ticket sales can only be found via my.tomorrowland.com or official travel partners.”
The site says those affected by the breach have been contacted directly by Tomorrowland to let them know.
The festival’s plans for Tomorrowland Winter have not been affected and the event will proceed. Tomorrowland Winter will take place from March 9th to March 16th next year. The festival will be held at the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski resort in France. This will be the first winter-themed Tomorrowland festival with a theme of “The Hymn of the Frozen Lotus.”
Tickets for Tomorrowland Winter went on sale in September, and more artist names are expected to be announced in the coming days. So far, confirmed performances include Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Nervo, Kölsch and more. Other performances from Steve Aoki, Joris Voorn, Lost Frequencies, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are slated.
If you purchased tickets to the 2014 event, check your email.