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UK Law Firm Files Damages Claim For Ticketmaster Hack

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UNITED KINGDOM (CelebrityAccess) More than 650 people are filing for damages of up to £5 million against Ticketmaster after the company admitted it was the victim of hackers.

TM admitted it suffered a security breach last June that affected up to 40,000 UK customers. Many claimants “suffered multiple fraudulent transactions” while a third endured “significant stress,” Hayes Connor Solicitors said, according to the BBC.

The claim was issued at the High Court in Liverpool yesterday.

Kinglsey Hayes, managing director of Hayes Connor Solicitors, said the filing followed “unsuccessful negotiations” with Ticketmaster.

“Ticketmaster failed to action the breach until two months after it was alerted to the fact by digital bank Monos,” Hayes told the BBC. “More than two-thirds of our clients have suffered multiple fraudulent transactions since the serious data breach with the remainder still at risk of having their money stolen or their details used for fraudulent activity in the future.”

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