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Attendee Database for Coachella Music Festival Hacked; Is Your Guest Data Safe?

Attendee database for massive Coachella music festival hacked; how to protect your guest data

The database for the massive Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which draws nearly 100,000 guests a day over two weekends in April, has been hacked, according to the Los Angeles Daily News:

Producers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival sent an email warning about a breach to users who had created accounts for the desert event. The notice said passwords and financial information were not compromised. It says that unauthorized third parties have gained access to their names, their user names, email addresses, shipping addresses, phone numbers and birth dates. That information can be used by criminals to confirm information they got elsewhere but wouldn’t necessarily pose a big threat, said Tony Coulson, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Cyber Security Center …. Los Angeles Daily News

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