More details start to emerge about Summit County Fair breach

Thanks to some solid reporting by David Burger, we now have some more details about the Summit County Fair data breach reported previously on this blog:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a security breach that resulted from a third-party vendor selling tickets to two events at the recent Summit County Fair.


According to Julie Booth, Summit County public and community affairs coordinator, the County learned Aug. 27 that EZTicketLive, a third-party online vendor contracted for the ticketing, suffered a credit and debit card breach affecting people who bought tickets for the two Fair events.

About 950 online transactions were made in buying tickets for the rodeo and demolition derby at the Fair, Booth said.

Other counties utilizing this vendor are experiencing a similar breach, Booth said, including Juab County.

A July 30, 2014 editorial in the Aberdeen News, a newspaper in South Dakota, reported that the same vendor was used for its own recent Brown County Fair, and that numerous people “expressed concerns that their credit cards have been compromised after buying their fair tickets online.

Read more on Park Record.

It appears that EZTicketLive, which was formerly hosted on, has moved to a new server and domain name:

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