Ticketmaster has acknowledged that the e-mail marketing system of its UK subsidiary TicketWeb has been hacked, and customers have been receiving phishing e-mails.

"Users received an email that told them their current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader was out of date, and asked them to upgrade to the 2012 version," writes The Register's Brid-Aine Parnell. "Within the email was a link to the upgrade that took them to a third-party website where they were asked for personal information, including their card details."

"After the spam mails were sent out, TicketWeb emailed its customers with an urgent message warning them about the security breach and advising them that the emails were unauthorised," Parnell writes.

Go to "TicketWeb coughs to email database hack" to read the details.

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