Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Bots Plague Ticketing Industry
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
3/7/2019 | 7:20:02 AM
Re: External Requests
For comparison, I remember when my father's company subscribed to the old Sabre system for reservations and had an ancient (by today's standards) Western Union terminal (keyboard, roll of paper) in the office.  It was totally secure not only because there were not threats back then but it was so basic.  As we have gotten more complex we have sacrificed speed and covenience for security.  There is alot to be said for DOS 6.22 in some ways.  i could build a machine and do most of my basic work sans internet and you can just TURN IT OFF without shutdown.  (Side note - remember parking the heads? )
schopj
50%
50%
schopj,
User Rank: Strategist
2/28/2019 | 1:06:57 PM
Re: External Requests
How exactly would Ticket Master restrict ticketing to only internal entities?  We're not talking about internal ticketing systems, we're talking about concert and airline ticket sales online getting hit with bots.  
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
2/28/2019 | 12:56:18 PM
External Requests
I would imagine this is prevalent for ticketing systems that allow external entities to submit requests. If you restrict ticketing to only internal entities and trusted clients you will see a downturn in this activity.

If you are seeing bot traffic originate internally then you have bigger problems.


COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 5/28/2020
The Problem with Artificial Intelligence in Security
Dr. Leila Powell, Lead Security Data Scientist, Panaseer,  5/26/2020
GDPR Enforcement Loosens Amid Pandemic
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer,  5/27/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
How Cybersecurity Incident Response Programs Work (and Why Some Don't)
This Tech Digest takes a look at the vital role cybersecurity incident response (IR) plays in managing cyber-risk within organizations. Download the Tech Digest today to find out how well-planned IR programs can detect intrusions, contain breaches, and help an organization restore normal operations.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-4248
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.6 could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information when a detailed technical error message is returned in the browser. This information could be used in further attacks against the system. IBM X-Force ID: 175484.
CVE-2020-8329
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
A denial of service vulnerability was reported in the firmware prior to version 1.01 used in Lenovo Printer LJ4010DN that could be triggered by a remote user sending a crafted packet to the device, causing an error to be displayed and preventing printer from functioning until the printer is rebooted...
CVE-2020-8330
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
A denial of service vulnerability was reported in the firmware prior to version 1.01 used in Lenovo Printer LJ4010DN that could be triggered by a remote user sending a crafted packet to the device, preventing subsequent print jobs until the printer is rebooted.
CVE-2020-4231
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.6 could allow an authenticated user to perform unauthorized commands due to hazardous input validation. IBM X-Force ID: 175335.
CVE-2020-4232
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-28
IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.6 could allow an attacker to enumerate usernames to find valid login credentials which could be used to attempt further attacks against the system. IBM X-Force ID: 175336.