Spotify Music Service Hacked, Releseas new Android player version
Published: Fri, 30 May 2014 by Rad
Another prominent web site suspect to hacking. Music-streaming service Spotify is the latest company to report a security breach.
In a Tuesday blog post, Oskar Stål, Spotify's CTO, said it has identified "unauthorized access to our systems and internal company data."
According to Spotify, the breach affected just one user. "This did not include any password, financial or payment information. We have contacted this one individual," Stål wrote. "Based on our findings, we are not aware of any increased risk to users as a result of this incident."
Still, as a "general precaution," certain Spotify users will be signed out and asked to re-enter their usernames and passwords over the coming days.
The firm will also release an updated Android app, and encouraged users to upgrade. "Please note that offline playlists will have to be re-downloaded in the new version," Stål said. "We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but hope you understand that this is a necessary precaution to safeguard the quality of our service and protect our users."
Apple iOS and Windows Phone users do not need to take any action at this time.
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