World Series Ticket Website Hacked?
The Colorado Rockies will try again to sell World Series tickets through their Web site starting on Tuesday at noon.
Spokesman Jay Alves said tonight that the failure of Monday’s ticket sales happened because the system was brought down today by an “external malicious attack.”
There was a presale that “went well”:
The Colorado Rockies had a chance Sunday to test their online-sales operation in advance.
Season-ticket holders who had previously registered were able to log in with a special password to buy extra tickets.
Alves said the presale went well, with no problems.
But some people found glitches, such as being told to “enable cookies” and to set their computer security to the “lowest level.” And some fans couldn’t log in at all.
Alves explained that those who saw a “page cannot be displayed” message had “IP addresses that we blocked due to suspicious/malicious activity to our website during the last 24 to 48 hours. As an example, if several inquiries came from a single IP address they were blocked.”
Certainly scalpers have an incentive to attack this system.
EDITED TO ADD (10/28): The FBI is investigating.