Ticketmaster Claims Cyber Attack Caused Taylor Swift Tour Sale Issues

Published: Wednesday 25th Jan 2023 by Ryan

Ticketmaster is opening up about what caused the debacle of trying to get Taylor Swift tour tickets.

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According to BBC News, Joe Berchtold – the president of Ticketmaster’s parent company Live Nation claimed that the company knew “bots would attack,” however it caused them other troubles.

“While the bots failed to penetrate our systems or acquire any tickets, the attack required us to slow down and even pause our sales. This is what led to a terrible consumer experience that we deeply regret,” he said.

He did go on to apologize to Swift and her fans, saying: “In hindsight there are several things we could have done better.”

Several of the United States’ lawmakers are now looking into the ticket issue and two senators have called on the Federal Trade Commission to prevent something like this happening in the future.

Previously, Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour’ crashed Ticketmaster’s website after high demand for it. The tour is in support of her most recent album, ‘Midnights,’ as well as her previously re-recorded material. It is slated to begin in Glendale, Arizona in March.

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  1. Aj January 25, 2023

    Ticketmaster and Live Nation are too big. There’s a lack of innovation in the industry. Tour tickets have risen steeply. Punk’s funhouse your was £40 (GBP), her last tour was £70 (GBP), a 75% rise.

    The Mrs Carter Show was £67 (GBP), whereas formation tour was £82 (GBP) for the same seat, 22% rise.

    The market is broken. Capitalism is broken.

  2. A wreath of franklins January 25, 2023

    Bots have taken over the touring industry. It’s become incredibly difficult for fans to get first dibs on tickets whether it be a stadium, arena, theatre or ballroom.
    They force you to go through cache images and other loops and claim that they’re cracking down on bots but I can’t tell.
    I don’t waste my time trying to get tour tickets anymore.

    • Are You Kidding Me? January 25, 2023

      This was Gots2BeReal cleverness with this username.

      “If you were a Pokemon, I wouldn’t peek at you”

      You did that!

  3. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) January 25, 2023

    Diva got my tickets 💅🏾 Y’all broke ass n I g g a can’t relate.

  4. Detruth January 25, 2023

    It’s the lies for me

  5. True Tea January 25, 2023

    Bad KARMA for Swifties?

    Everyone around Taylor has had to deal with some fugg sh**.

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