Coachella Hacked And The Data Is Already Being Sold


(AllHipHop News) Fans who have bought tickets to this year’s Coachella may want to forget about who the headlining acts are and start worrying about who is selling their personal information.

Earlier today (March 1), organizers for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival revealed that their website has been hacked.

According to the festival, a bunch of user data has been compromised, although they claim “no financial information was accessed.”

But other sensitive data was stolen from Coachella’s database, including usernames, first and last names, shipping addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.

Users’ information is already being sold on the dark web, according to a report from Motherboard.

The company is warning people who have purchased tickets to Coachella to be on the lookout for phishing emails and urged ticket holders to exercise caution if they receive any emails or phone calls.

The news comes as Coachella organizers made the announcement that Lady Gaga would be replacing Beyoncé Knowles as the headlining performer at Coachella.

Coachella takes place over the course of April on 14, 15 and 16, and then again on the April 21, 22 and 23, at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California.

Other acts performing during Coachella include Travis Scott, Mac Miller, Schoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Future, Tory Lanez, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, Lil Uzi Vert and others.