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Spotify Hacked: Company Urges Action

Has Spotify gone silent on your Android phone? The company reports that it was hacked and the corrective action it has taken will cause users to jump through some extra hoops.

In a blog posted on Spotify’s site, the company’s Chief Technology Officer Oskar Stal informed users that unauthorized access to systems and internal data was detected. The data breach was limited to just one individual who has been contacted by Spotify. The victim’s password, financial and payment information were not compromised.

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Although the breach was limited, “as a general precaution (the company) 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 Android app users to upgrade over the next few days. If Spotify prompts you for an upgrade, please follow the instructions.”

While Spotify did not reveal how the breach occurred, Stal’s blog directed users to a longer post in which the company emphasized in bold print that its app should only be downloaded from Google Play or Amazon Appstore.

According to Spotify, it has 40 million active users each month in 56 countries.

Phones using iOS and Windows are not impacted.

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