It has just been discovered that 64,000+ Tomorrowland attendees from the 2014 edition of the festival have had their personal data compromised. Luckily the breach has not forfeited any financial data, but nevertheless the compromise presents a major issue for Paylogic, the online-ticketing agent. A spokesperson for Tomorrowland recently told Flemish newspaper De Standaard, that the ticketer reached out to them regarding the hack on the outdated system that was used for 2014 ticketing. It is anticipated that information such as name, age, gender, and email addresses was ultimately what was recovered by hackers.
Tomorrowland has assured the public that they will be taking every possible security measure in the future to prevent such a breach. The festival has reached out to past customers via email regarding the incident, promising to be more vigilant in years going forward.
Bringing in over 400,000 attendees and often selling out in minutes, Tomorrowland is now in its 13th year and shows no signs of stopping. This incident certainly sheds a light on the importance of online security in a digital age.