Hackers accessed the credit card information of tens of thousands customers of the University of Michigan's Union Ticket Office, the latest organization that has fallen victim to a breach affecting a third-party vendor.
How many victims? More than 33,000.
What type of personal information? Names, street addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers and expiration dates.
What happened? The database supplied by third-party ticketing solution provider Vendini was compromised by hackers who may have stolen the personal information of any U of M customer in the last two years.
What was the response? University officials have contacted all individuals affected by the breach.
Details: How the hackers were able to compromise the Vendini systems is currently unknown. According to a statement released by the company, the stolen information does not include credit card security access codes, account user names or passwords.
Other entities may also have been affected.
Quote: “It's not a U of M security breach, and it involves many other ticketing outlets across the United States and Canada,” Rick Fitzgerald, spokesman for the University of Michigan, said.
Source: www.cbslocal.com, CBS Local Detroit, “UM Warns Ticket Buyers of Security Breach,” June 13, 2013.