Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ticketmaster Allegedly Hacked Start-up to Steal Trade Secrets

A startup ticketing company alleged in a legal filing that Live Nation Entertainment Inc., the country’s biggest concert promoter, hacked into its computer systems and stole trade secrets.

The allegations, included in an amended antitrust lawsuit that was originally filed by Brooklyn-based Songkick in 2015, are based on information that the company said came to light in the discovery process.

Filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Wednesday, the complaint alleges that Live Nation’s Ticketmaster unit obtained unauthorized access to Songkick’s computers with the help of an executive who has worked at both companies. more

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