Sunday 25 September 2016

Spotify user data posted online – Company denies hack

Mark O'Beirne

Published 26/04/2016 | 09:54

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Hundreds of Spotify users' account details have been posted online, but the company denies that a hack has occurred.

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The usernames, passwords, account types, and other details of hundreds of Spotify users were posted online in the last few days. Despite this, Spotify denies that it was hacked.

A Spotify spokesperson said, "Spotify has not been hacked and our user records are secure. We monitor Pastebin and other sites regularly. When we find Spotify credentials, we first verify that they are authentic, and if they are, we immediately notify affected users to change their passwords."

Some Spotify users have spotted unrecognised songs showing up in their Recently Played list, while others found that alternative e-mail addresses were added to their accounts.

The list posted on Pastebin does seem to be authentic and grants access to a number of compromised accounts. You may want to change your Spotify account details just to be safe.

If you do change your password, make sure you click "Sign out of everywhere" in the settings to ensure your new password is required for login.

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