Spotify Hacked, Just One User Targeted

The online world is still reeling from the eBay breach, but Spotify is now pushing the online auctioneer deeper into tech news pages as it reports a hack of its own.

The music streaming service on Tuesday revealed EUunauthorized accessEU to its systems and internal company data. Spotify CTO Oskar Stal said the company has launched an investigation into the breach.

EUOur evidence shows that only one Spotify userEUs data has been accessed and this did not include any password, financial or payment information,EU he wrote in a blog post. EUWe 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.EU

Downplaying the Breach

Armed with this information, Stal said the company is asking EUcertain Spotify usersEU to re-enter their usernames and passwords to log in as a general precaution. Spotify is also planning to push out an Android app upgrade over the next few days.

EUPlease note that offline playlists will have to be re-downloaded in the new version. 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,EU Stal 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.EU

Guess What Happened

We caught up with Craig Young, a security researcher at security firm Tripwire, to get his take on the latest in a string of breaches. He shared with us two guesses about what happened at Spotify.

EUMy guess is that they maybe didnEUt validate SSL certificates,EU Young said. EUMy guess would be that someone demonstrated a proof-of-concept...

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