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950,000 Coachella Music Festival Accounts for Sale

Data dump; Stolen credentials

Music lovers who in the past have or are planning to attend the Coachella festival may want to change their email passwords.

A data trader alleges to have more than 950,000 Coachella website user accounts for sale on a dark web marketplace called Tochka, Motherboard reported. The data includes email addresses, usernames and hashed passwords for Coachella.com and its message board.

Payment information doesn’t appear to be included, according to Motherboard.

Still, if Coachella attendees reuse usernames and passwords, they may want to brush up on how to choose a secure password and select a unique password for every site they visit. 

sector

Other

reported

February 22, 2017

reported by

Motherboard

number affected

950,000

location of breach

Unknown

perpetrators

Criminals

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

Unknown

date breach detected

Unknown