German Ticketmaster site hacked

The German online ticket agency, whose parent company is the industry leader Ticketmaster, has become the most recent victim of an online security breach, it informed its customers.

The crooks, who are still unidentified, pilfered credit card numbers and billing addresses from 66,000 Kartenhaus customers. The theft affected those who bought their tickets online with a credit card from 24 October 24 2006 to 30 September 2007.

The criminals' methods for infiltrating the one server that was affected are still unknown.

A message on the Kartenhaus website has urged it's customers to review their credit card statements for suspicious charges.

The incident is similar to TK Maxx data theft scandal from March of this year. The US discount clothing chain revealed that over the course of 18 months 45.7 million credit and debit cards were stolen via a computer data security breach.