Nation hit by Ed Sheeran scalped ticket ransomware


KUALA LUMPUR:  Today Malaysians claimed an attack eerily similar to the WannaCry ransomware virus hit their work computers in the form of a Ed Sheeran live concert ticket scalper.

“I’ve had a browser window open to StubHub all day,” confessed one fan who missed out on tickets before they sold out in 30 minutes yesterday,  “if I don’t pay the ransom of at least RM1,200, I’ll never hear Galway Girl played live! “

Stubhub and Viagogo have told fans complaining about the slow website preventing them from buying tickets in time, that any committed Ed Sheeran fan with their own ticket buying scalper bot capable of hammering the concert promoter website hundreds of times a second could have easily bought tickets yesterday like they did.

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