Absolute Chaos As Splendour In The Grass Tickets Potentially Hacked

As Splendour in the Grass tickets went on sale this morning, punters were confronted with a curious scenario, with odd links for 50% discounted tickets appearing on the festival’s Moshtix event page. But only after punters purchased these did they discover that unbelievable credit card fees of $1000 and more were applied to the purchase. The ticketing service, it would appear, has been the victim of hacking, throwing the ticketing process into chaos and infuriating punters who fell victim to the scam.

Along with the bogus discounted tickets, links to deep web drug service Silk Road appeared briefly on the Moshtix site, further fuelling speculation that the event page had been hacked.

Splendour in the Grass’ social media quickly swung into action, attempting to warn people against purchasing the bogus discounted tickets.

As the story develops, reports are coming in that the enormous credit card fees may have been applied to some other tickets as well, and not just the discounted ones.

Splendour in the Grass’ and Moshtix official stance at the time of writing was that phoney sales would be cancelled later today, and in a statement via their Facebook page, they provided a link to lodge complaints if customers feel they’ve been wrongly charged.
More as this story develops.
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