However, no financial information was accessed.
Hackers have gained unauthorized access to the Coachella website and stolen personal information.
A statement from the festival was sent to Pitchfork last night (February 28), with AEG Live – the company behind Coachella – later confirming that the statement is official.
“We recently discovered that unauthorized third parties illegally gained access to the usernames, first and last names, shipping addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth individuals provided to Coachella,” an email to account holders reads. “We have confirmed that no user passwords were stolen.”
According to the statement, an investigation found that “no financial information was accessed,” while it also states that the festival has “taken measures to block further unauthorized access and has reported the incident to the appropriate authorities.”
The statement also cautions website users to be aware of “phishing emails sent from people impersonating Coachella personnel.”
It continues: “Please remember that Coachella will never solicit personal information or account information from you via email. Please exercise caution if you receive any emails or phone calls that ask for such information, or direct you to web sites where you are asked for personal or financial information. Festival ticketing purchase accounts were not affected by this incident, however festival attendees may want to consider changing any passwords that they have shared with others”
Earlier today, we reported that Lady Gaga has replaced Beyoncé as the festival’s Saturday night headliner.