Spotify Compromised! Releases New Application
Spotify, the popular music streaming service has released a public statement stating that it has been compromised and that they have been busy rectifying the situation. According to the statement, they claim that only one unlucky user has been compromised with no further risk to their other users.
“We’ve 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. As soon as we were aware of this issue we immediately launched an investigation. Information security and data protection are of great importance to us at Spotify which is why we’re contacting you today.
Our evidence shows that only one Spotify user’s data has been accessed and this did not include any password, financial or payment information. We have contacted this one individual. Based on our findings, we are not aware of any increased risk to users as a result of this incident.”
As a step to mitigate further security breaches, the service has released a new Spotify Music application in the Google Play Store that replaces the current application. However, be forewarned that the old app should stop working after you get the screen asking to update.