Spotify revealed that it was subject to a security breach in which details on just ‘one’ user were compromised.
“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”, stated Spotify in a news release.
Spotify claimed that the conclusion of its investigation is that details of a single user were compromised. “Our evidence shows that only one Spotify user’s data has been accessed and this did not include any password, financial or payment information.”
“Based on our findings, we are not aware of any increased risk to users as a result of this incident”, added Spotify.
The music streaming service said that they are taking all precautions to ensure security of its users and over the course of next few days it will ask ‘certain’ users to re-enter their usernames and passwords. Further the company also revealed that it will be upgrading its Android app and users should apply the update.
The security breach seems to be related to Android only as its iOS and Windows Phone users are unaffected.
The scale of the security breach is definitely on the lower end of the spectrum as compared to eBay’s recent breach, but it does shed a light on the fact that major service providers on the internet are a constant target and so is their users’ privacy.