The UK branch of the ticketing firm Ticketmaster has warned its online customers that they might have received a series of unauthorised emails after its TicketWeb subsidiary’s mailing list system was compromised.
It appears that the first Ticketmaster knew of the security breach was when a customer informed them via Twitter on Saturday.
@jojowiththeflow Hey Jo, this isn't anything we've heard of at this time. To investigate, can you please follow us so we can DM you? Thanks!
— Ticketmaster (@Ticketmaster) February 11, 2012
Blogger David Cannings, shared more information about the unauthorised TicketWeb emails, which he discovered pointed to a bogus Adobe Reader download page.
The emails reportedly claimed that the recipient’s version of Adobe Reader was out of date and offered a link where a new version could be downloaded. Hardly the kind of email you would normally expect from Ticketmaster..
As regular readers of Naked Security should know well by now, the only place you should ever download an update to Adobe Reader…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.