Online music streaming service Spotify is advising Android application users to download a forthcoming update after disclosing that at least one user’s account was breached, and is recommending some users to re-enter their usernames and passwords.
“Our evidence shows that only one Spotify user’s data has been accessed and this did not include any password, financial or payment information. We have contacted this one individual. Based on our findings, we are not aware of any increased risk to users as a result of this incident,” the company said in a statement.
“We take these matters very seriously and as a general precaution will be asking certain Spotify users to re-enter their username and password to log in over the coming days.”
Spotify said it will issue instructions over the coming days which will guide Android app users through the upgrade process, and that any offline playlists will have to be re-downloaded in the new version by users.
“If Spotify prompts you for an upgrade, please follow the instructions. As always, Spotify does not recommend installing Android applications from anywhere other than Google Play, Amazon Appstore or m.spotify.com. At this time there is no action recommended for iOS and Windows Phone users,” the company said.
“We have taken steps to strengthen our security systems in general and help protect you and your data – and we will continue to do so. We will be taking further actions in the coming days to increase security for our users.”
Spotify also published a brief FAQ list for users here.