Spotify targeted by hackers. In these hours the most important music streaming service was hit by a serious attack. Hackers have managed to get into internal systems and data.
Spotify targeted by hackers. In these hours the most important music streaming service was hit by a serious attack. Hackers have managed to get into the systems and internal data. Spotify run under cover and move Oskar Stl, the CTO, Spotify who wrote to all users. The attack was serious, so that now all users have to reinstall the app , that old compromise. Oskar Stl writes. From the survey it appears that only one access to the data of a single user was made and that it did not concern any information relating to passwords, details or payment methods. Based on our research, we have not detected any additional risks for other users, following this episode. We treat these episodes with the utmost seriousness and, as a general precautionary measure, we will ask some Spotify users in the coming days to re-enter the password and username to access their accounts. As an additional security measure, we are asking all Android users to update the Spotify App by following the instructions below: Google Play (mostly Android users): Most users will receive an automatic message on the Spotify App containing the request to download and install the new version of the service. If the update message does not appear, you must download the new app to be safe using this link. Certainly the measure seems exaggerated if it really is a single access to the data of a only user because it forces all millions of users to update the app? Between the lines we read that the problem born of App spotify compromised downloaded from unofficial sources As always, Spotify does not recommend the installation of Android applications from providers other than Google Play , Amazon Appstore or m.spotify.com. Perhaps the biggest hole of what Spotify suggests. Many that the service announces implementation of new safety systems in the coming days.