Spotify has today revealed that they have become aware of unauthorised access to their systems and internal company data, and has requested that Android app users upgrade their applications over the next few days to the latest version they have created.
Luckily Spotify has only found evidence that one Spotify user’s data has been accessed and this did not include any password, financial or payment information. However Spotify are taking extra precautionary measures to make sure all their users are safe.
At this time there is no action recommended for iOS and Windows Phone users. Spotted via explains :
“We take these matters very seriously and as a general precaution will be asking certain Spotify users to re-enter their username and password to log in over the coming days.
As an extra safety step, we are going to guide Spotify Android app users to upgrade over the next few days. If Spotify prompts you for an upgrade, please follow the instructions. As always, Spotify does not recommend installing Android applications from anywhere other than Google Play, Amazon Appstore or Spotify.
Please note that offline playlists will have to be re-downloaded in the new version. We apologise 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.”
For more information on the new Spotify hack jump over to the Spotify website for details.
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