Spotify denies hack as customer data appears online
Spotify has moved to deny reports its service has been hacked, despite the confidential data of hundreds of users appearing online.
Despite the account information appearing on Pastebin over the weekend, with users email addresses and passwords changed, Spotify claims there has been no such breach.
Many users have reported seeing unfamiliar songs in their recently-played lists, while others have even been booted off the service while listening as unknown parties access their accounts.
TechCrunch, which first reported the story, claims to have received information from multiple users who’ve been affected by the issue.
In a statement, a company spokesperson wrote: “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.”
If Spotify has not been breached, it is difficult to know how the assailants came by the customer data.
Spotify has not been forthcoming on the potential reasons, but it may alarm users considering it is the second such data dump that has occurred this year.
At present it does not appear as if Premium users’ credit card data has been leaked.
Even if you aren’t experiencing any of the symptoms of the problem, we’d advise you change your Spotify password as a precaution.
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