According to Billboard, the Madison Square Garden Company announced a credit card data security breach at five of its venues. If you used your credit card to buy food or merchandise at Kanye, Adele, Radiohead, Drake, or other concerts in the past year, you may have been compromised.
Specifically, the venues in question go by the names of Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Chicago Theater, Bacon Theater, and the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
The hackers may have gotten their hands on sensitive personal information such as card numbers, verification codes, expiration dates, cardholder names, as well as internal verification codes.
Your personal information may have been compromised in the time frame between the 9th November 2015 and 24th October 2016, but not all cards were affected. The cards used on MSG websites, on Ticketmaster, and at the venues’ Box Offices are confirmed to be unaffected.
According to their spokesperson, no further cards were accessed after the unauthorised access was identified. It should now be safe to use credit cards to pay at MSG venues.
The company first began its investigation after it was notified of a potential data security concern identified by the payment card issuing banks. The company claims it worked with security firms to stop the breach. Apart from that, they implemented “additional security measures”.
In a statement, they said any customer who believes they have been affected by the breach should report this to the card issuer immediately.