The FBI has indicted Moulay O. Ishak for a May 2018 hack that took down Ticketfly’s servers and temporarily disabled the infrastructure powering much or the independent live music industry.
Ishak, who is believed to go by the hacker pseudonym IShAkDz has not been arrested, according to the Feb. 18 indictment, although a warrant has been issued for his arrest. He is being charged with one felony count of extortion in relation to damage to a protected computer and one count of forfeiture. If convicted he faces a maximum prison term of three years, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.
“We’re pleased to see that the alleged perpetrator of the malicious attack on Ticketfly that occurred in 2018 has been identified and indicted,” Ticketfly's owner, Eventbrite, said in a statement. "We appreciate the efforts of the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office in their continued pursuit of justice and for seeking closure for all involved.”