Former TicketFly Exec, Eventbrite VP Moves to Prism.fm
Tom Ewald, the ticketing veteran known for his experience at Ticketfly and Eventbrite, has moved to the promoter software startup Prism.fm. Ewald first joined Ticketfly in 2009 after working for Ticketmaster and Ticketweb. He was one of the company’s first employees and oversaw sales before it was purchased by... Read more
Andrew Dreskin Transitioning to Advisory Role at Eventbrite
Andrew Dreskin, the co-founder of TicketFly, is stepping down as president of Eventbrite Music but will continue to act as a consultant for the company, according to Billboard. The move comes two years after Ticketfly’s acquisition by Eventbrite from Pandora, and follows in the wake of major stock price... Read more
Eventbrite Targeted by Class Action Lawsuit Over Data Breach
A class action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against Eventbrite over the massive data breach at subsidiary TIcketfly earlier this year, according to multiple outlets. The lawsuit, filed by Shanice Kloss in Cook County, alleges negligence on the company’s part, both before and after the breach, which saw... Read more
Eventbrite Pre-IPO Filings Show Losses Top $100M Since 2016
Eventbrite has made official its intention to go public and sell $200 million worth of shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), planning on trading under the “EB” handle, according to multiple reports. The company has also announced a new pricing model that will mean higher service fees,... Read more
Despite TicketFly Hack, Eventbrite Reportedly Moving Forward With IPO
Despite a highly public data security breach at subsidiary Ticketfly earlier this year, Eventbrite is reportedly planning to go forward with an Initial Public Offering later this year, according to several sources. The event planning and ticketing company powers ticketing for millions of events in over 180 countries and... Read more
Ticketmaster UK Admits Data Breach From Third-Party Supplier
Ticketmaster has admitted that the company suffered a security breach this past weekend from a third-party supplier. The Ticketmaster data breach reportedly included personal and payment information for 40,000 users in the United Kingdom. The company confirmed on Twitter that malicious software caused the hack on the third-party support product... Read more
Ticketfly Back Up Following Lengthy “Cyber Incident” Outage
Ticketfly.com is back up and appears to be fully operational, coming up over the weekend after spending over a week in the throes of what it refered to as a “Cyber Incident.” The incident was a hack of its systems that has been reported as effecting some 27 million... Read more
User Data of Millions Exposed in Ticketfly Hack; Investigation Continues
Systems are beginning to come back online for Eventbrite-owned Ticketfly after a “cyber incident” that reportedly may impact up to 26 million user accounts and caused major headaches for venues and consumers since it kicked off last week. Ticketfly.com is still down, as are large numbers of venue websites... Read more
Ticketfly Hack: Website Still Down; Customer Data Exposed in Breach
As the Ticketfly hack – or “cyber incident” per their website – enters its second day, the company has confirmed that the incident “has resulted in the compromise of some client and customer information,” according to an update posted by the company at a support website. Ticketfly.com remains down... Read more
Ticketfly Takes All Systems Offline Following Cyber Attack
Ticketfly has been the victim of a cyber attack on its systems, pulling its entire network offline to protect the integrity of their data earlier this morning. Visitors to Ticketfly.com are greeted with a blank page, carrying only text at the top of the screen that reads “All Ticketfly... Read more