Tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool sold out in less than an hour on Tuesday (March 7), despite technical difficulties as the Ticketmaster website buckled under the pressure.
However, those who were fortunate enough to obtain tickets are now facing another technological headache: phishing attacks.
Booking.com confirmed to BBC News that some accommodation partners were targeted by phishing emails but denied a data security breach. However, customers should contact their hotels directly if they have any concerns.
Cybercriminals have targeted those with hotel reservations in Liverpool on WhatsApp and pose as hotel staff to obtain personal or payment information. If the victims do not cooperate, they threaten them with a canceled booking.
If you have a hotel booked in Liverpool for @Eurovision via @bookingcom please be aware of a scam going on. Do not reply, do not click on any links! Seems like there’s been a GDPR breach somewhere. pic.twitter.com/bBzVTiNqRB