Spotify hack affects one user, upgrades for Android

Chris Burns - May 27, 2014
Spotify hack affects one user, upgrades for Android

Those of you using Spotify on Android this week will likely be seeing a prompt to upgrade your app to its newest edition. This prompt comes after a single user’s security was breached, and Spotify discovered said breach. At this time, it does not appear that any other users’ data was accessed.

What’s especially strange about this particular breach of security is the fact that Spotify is reporting it to the public after only one discovered incident. A single user was found to have been the victim of unauthorized access, and next to nothing of their important information was shared.

According to Spotify, no password, financial, or payment information was accessed in this break-in, and the individual in question has already been contacted. You should have next to nothing to worry about.

Just as soon as Spotify is upgraded to its newest edition, you’ll want to upgrade. Only through Google Play, the Amazon Appstore, and through should you be accessing an upgrade to the Android app – all other locations are not officially trusted by Spotify at this time.

The newest edition of Spotify for Android apparently has an additional fix to bolster security, and the company assures us that they are “taking further actions” to make certain security continues to be tightened.

VIA: Spotify

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