TicketWeb security breached by fake Adobe scammers

Carrie-Ann Skinner reports:

TicketWeb has suffered a security breach which saw emails containing malicious links purporting to be from Adobe sent to its customers.

On February 11 customers of the British ticketing site reported receiving up to four emails all with the subject ‘Action Required: Update Your PDF Application’. The email claimed that the recipient’s version of Adobe Reader was out of date and offered a link where they could download the new version. However, the link in fact lead to a malicious site that would have infected a PC had it been clicked.

“We have discovered that our TicketWeb UK direct email marketing system was exposed to unauthorised access,” TicketWeb explained, indicating that hackers has obtained the email addresses and subsequently sent out the emails containing malicious links.

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