Another day, another security breach. The latest victim is the music-streaming service Spotify. According to Spotify, there were a number of “unauthorized access to our systems and internal company data.” It heightens the ongoing fear many users have when it comes to putting their personal data, including bank account or credit card information, online.
The attack apparently hit 40 million users.
The company’s CTO Oskar Stal wrote a blog post for users to understand what the company has found. He also made every attempt to dispel any fears or worries users might have in terms of their information having been compromised.
According to Stal, the breach appears to have affected only one user.
“This did not include any password, financial or payment information. We have contacted this one individual,” Stål wrote. “Based on our findings, we are not aware of any increased risk to users as a result of this incident.”
But the company is taking the breach seriously and has said that a “general precaution” will be implemented that will see some Spotify users signed off of their accounts and forced to enter their usernames and passwords anew in the coming days and weeks in order to ensure that the breach cannot go further.
As the news of the breach broke, the company also announced an update to the Android app as a result and called on users to upgrade their app.
“Please note that offline playlists will have to be re-downloaded in the new version,” Stål said. “We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but hope you understand that this is a necessary precaution to safeguard the quality of our service and protect our users.”
The breach apparently did not affect Apple iOS or Windows Phone users and the company said those users will not need to do anything with their accounts at the present moment.
But it continues the spate of cyber attacks that have focused on large sites that have a massive user base. This has left many online users worried and frustrated over how companies appear to be responding to reports of security breaches.