AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

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A law enforcement official and the company say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller.

The official says arrests are expected in a case that sprawled across international borders.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. is expected to hold a news conference today with London and Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials. The case comes amid growing concern about data thieves targeting retailers and other consumer giants.

StubHub, which is based in San Francisco, says that the thieves didn't break through its security - rather, they got account-holders' login and password information from data breaches at other websites and retailers or from key-loggers or other malware on the customers' computers.

The company detected the unauthorized transactions last year, contacted authorities and gave the affected customers refunds and help changing their passwords.

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