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Ticketmaster fined USD 10 Million for Hacking Rival Company, WhatsApp amends Privacy Policy to facilitate Third Party User Data access, Parliamentary Committee proposes changes to the Draft Data Protection Bill, Apex court dismisses allegations of cartelization against Uber and Ola, Debit and credit card data of over 100 million users leaked and T-Mobile reports a Security Breach.

Ticketmaster fined USD 10 Million for Hacking Rival Company

In a recently decided matter, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, ordered the company Ticketmaster, to pay a USD10 million   fine which forms part of a deferred prosecution settlement. The Ticketmaster admitted, in the settlement that an employee who had earlier worked for a rival company, was involved in the management of presale ticket sales, had provided the login credentials and other confidential documents and information to Ticketmaster’s executives. Apart from this, the former employee demonstrated to Ticketmaster managers, the technique to exploit the defect in the URL generation scheme that was used by the rival company for unpublished ticketing web pages, and subsequently hacked the competitor’s computer system.  Ticketmaster later promoted thi