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Ticketmaster Agrees to Pay $10 million Fine to Resolve Fraud, Hacking Charges

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Around January 2015, Ticketmaster offered Mead a pay raise and promoted him to director of client relations. Mead proceeded to help Ticketmaster maintain a spreadsheet that listed every webpage that could be located.

Another provision of the deal requires that the Los Angeles, California company keep updated compliance and ethics procedures to stop cybercrime. Further, Ticketmaster will have to report to the U.S. Attorney’s Office annually during the three-year term of the agreement. Around January 2015, Ticketmaster offered Mead a pay raise and promoted him to director of client relations. 

During Mead’s time with Ticketmaster, he shared URLs with Zeeshan Zaidi, the former head of Ticketmaster’s Artist Services division, and other employees in order to illegally monitor draft ticketing webpages designed by Crowd surge. Mead explained to Ticketmaster executives that “store ID” numbers in the URLs could allow the company to learn which artists planned to use the webpages to sell tickets.

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