Spotify: Risk of Android Data Breach

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 03:05 PM gHale


Spotify will issue an Android app update following a potential data breach of its servers.

The digital music service said has become aware of “unauthorized access to its systems,” only one user’s data has suffered an issue. Spotify said this did not include any password, financial or payment information, and it said it does not believe users are at heightened risk following the breach.

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Spotify CTO Oskar Stål said in a notice on the firm’s website, “Our security team has become aware of some unauthorized access to our systems and internal company data and we wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking in response (and tell you how to get back onto Spotify if you’re having trouble logging in).”

While those using desktop, iOS and Windows Phone apps will likely be prompted to re-enter their password, Spotify has urged users of Android to upgrade their apps over the next few days, saying users of Google’s mobile operating system are likely those at highest risk.

Spotify said once the Android app has undergone an update, users might have to re-download their offline playlists, but said that security should come first.

“We have taken steps to strengthen our security systems in general and help protect you and your data – and we will continue to do so. We will be taking further actions in the coming days to increase security for our users,” Stål concluded.



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