Royal Bank of Scotland is affected by the Ticketmaster hack

Bad news for today the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest must issue new cards as a result of last year’s Ticketmaster breach that made around 40,000 victims.
The banks announced that they will make new plastics to be used on Ticketmaster’s website as part of efforts to regulate the low levels of cybersecurity.

The new cards will be sent to anyone who used their card at Ticketmaster.
In a statement this morning, RBS declared: “Our priority is to make sure our customers’ data is secure. Following the data breach disclosed by Ticketmaster, we are proactively reissuing cards to all impacted cardholders.”

For those who don’t remember Ticketmaster’s website was hit hard in June last year when the payment pages got infected with Magecart malware. First to be blamed was the third-party supplier Inbenta Technologies, but an investigation revealed that the company custom JavaScript written for Ticketmaster was not involved in the payment pages problem.

Remember everything can be hacked. In order to stay away from any threats related to the cyber world, we recommend the install of antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac on every device that you own, depending on which OS your device is running. If you are a company, it is also recommended to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network. These tests include penetration testing and ethical hacking tests;

The real problem began when Ticketmaster directly applied the Inbenta script to its payments page, without Inbenta concent; the situation is even more tragic and hilarious at the same time because it seems that Inbenta advised against using its custom script in other places than the ones that were created for.

Because of this mistake all Ticketmaster cards used between February and June 2018, and between September 2017 and June 2018, were exposed.
This cyber attack affected more than 40,000 people, which had their names, addresses, email addresses and payment details exposed.
After this outrageous cyber attack, in December last year, the consequences started to appear when Ticketmaster accounts were being used for unauthorized transactions all over the world.

The good decision of RBS to replace all the affected customers’ cards, comes a little late, about nine months after the incident and it seems that it is not even a good intention, experts say that is a forced one because of the rise of the unauthorized transactions.

For example, when Ticketmaster went public with the brach, Monzo bank internal fraud detection systems immediately block a number of cards and proactively replaced the cards of all Monzo customers who could have been affected.

We would continue to monitor this cybersecurity problem. Meanwhile, users should keep a keen eye out for any cyber attacks. Remember to use an antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac in every device that you own, depending on which OS your machine is running, If you are a company we recommend to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network, tests like this include: penetration testing and ethical hacking.