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The December Рack on the Metropolitan Opera Affected More Than 45,000 People

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Jul 13, 2023
December's Met Opera Pack affected 45K+ people

Known popularly as “The Met,” the group alerted officials in multiple states that the breach exposed the names, financial account information, tax identification numbers, Social Security numbers, payment card information, and driver’s license numbers of 45,094 people. Victims of a cyberattack that took place between September 30, 2022, and December 6, 2022 have been informed by the Metropolitan Opera House

The opera house disclosed in breach notification letters that an unidentified actor had acquired access to several systems and had accessed or taken some information. A year of free identity monitoring services from Kroll are being supplied by the group, and instructions on how to put fraud warnings or security freezes on credit files are also available. 

The New York Opera House said that the malware had affected its network infrastructure, including the website, ticket office, and phone center, in December. The Metropolitan Opera House, which was established in 1883, is today the biggest provider of classical music in North America.

The Shut Down

The company wasn’t able to handle new ticket orders, swaps, or refunds for several weeks. Employees were informed at the time by general manager Peter Gelb that the company would be unable to process paychecks and that all internal systems, including its proprietary “Met email” system, were down. After the incident was reported, the FBI was notified.

Inquiries for comment about if the event was a ransomware attack or whether the information concerned pertained to both customers and workers were not answered by the Metropolitan Opera.

However, the Snatch ransomware group claimed responsibility for the assault on March 1.

The gang has already undertaken assaults against the Modesto, California government, a sizable Wisconsin school system, and the Swedish business Volvo.