Vaucluse woman hires Medibank computer hackers to help her secure tickets to see Taylor Swift

PULLING A SWIFTIE: Fed up with missing out on sold-out concerts and exorbitantly priced resale tickets, one Vaucluse woman is taking drastic action to see Taylor Swift.

Shelley Conroy has employed the group of hackers behind the Medibank data breach to secure her some elusive tickets to the pop icon’s upcoming Sydney concert.

“They are working around the clock,” she told DBT.

“We hit a few hurdles today when the American Express site crashed,” she admits. “But the hackers say it might be good news as it seems like there’s vulnerabilities in their system.”

The hackers are using multiple devices to access ticket sales platforms, automated form-filling tools, and they’ve set up alerts for the precise moment tickets go on sale.

But despite being able to access the personal data of almost 10 million Medibank customers last year, the hackers are yet to secure any tickets to Taylor Swift’s concert.

“Next up they say they’re going to try to penetrate the back end of the Ticketek website,” says Ms Conroy. “Failing that, we’ll have to somehow infiltrate eBay.”

“We will stop at nothing,” she says.