Streaming Music Service Spotify Warns Users of Data Breach

By Brian Shields

Tue May 27th, 2014 12:27pm America/Los_Angeles

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NEW YORK (KRON) — Streaming music service Spotify says it has recently learned of a data breach but it appears to be confined to one customer.

In a post on the corporate blog, Spotify says it became aware of unauthorized access to its systems and internal company data.

“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,” the statement reads. “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.”

Spotify says it is also going to require people using the service on an Android app to upgrade over the next few days. People who access their music on iOS and Windows phones don’t need to do anything for now.

“Please note that offline playlists will have to be re-downloaded in the new version,” the company adds. “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.”

Spotify recently announced that it has reached 10 million subscribers world-wide.

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