StubHub was victim of cyber fraud ring; arrests to be announced

Wednesday 23 July 2014 22.47
Authorities plan to disclose details about the cyber fraud ring today
Authorities plan to disclose details about the cyber fraud ring today

Ebay's StubHub online ticket resale service said it was the victim of a massive international cyber fraud ring, the details of which authorities plan to disclose today as they announce arrests in the case.

StubHub's head of global communications Glenn Lehrman told Reuters his firm has been working with law enforcement around the world for the last year on the case.

Mr Lehrman said he could not say how much money was involved or how many people were being charged ahead of announcements planned by authorities in several countries today.

Fraudulent charges were posted after hackers obtained user credentials by hacking into other sites, then used them to login StubHub, he said.

"We did not have anyone who hacked into our system," Mr Lehrman said.

He said the schemes involved a "pretty intense network of cyber fraudsters working in concert with each other."

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance will announce details about the arrests along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the City of London Police and the US Secret Service, according to a release from Mr Vance's office yesterday.

A spokeswoman for the District Attorney's office declined to elaborate.