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BRIEF: C3 Presents warns of data breach

August 15, 2014

By Gary Dinges, Austin American-Statesman



Aug. 15--Austin-based C3 Presents, the company behind the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza and concerts at dozens of Austin-area music venues, confirmed Friday that it is the victim of what executives are calling a "small security breach."

The breach, which occurred after an internal server was stolen in June, does not impact customers who have purchased tickets to concerts and other events produced by C3 Presents, according to a written statement provided to the American-Statesman.

The stolen server did, however, have information on "present and former employees, independent contractors, and some third parties."

Details weren't released on exactly how many people might be affected.

"It is believed that physical equipment was the target given its value, not the information stored on the server," the company's statement reads, in part. "C3's response was swift and thorough, with no known reports of identity theft to date."

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