On-demand music streaming service Spotify today notified users that it had become aware of unauthorized access to its systems and internal company data. It appears that the company was able to catch the breach quite early as it says that only one users’ data was found to have been accessed. That individual has been contacted and Spotify assures that the compromised data didn’t include password, financial or payment information.
But as a result of this data breach the company is going to ask Spotify Android users to update the app on the devices. As a general precaution. It will also ask certain users to re-enter their username and password to log in to the application.
Over the new few days users on Android will be prompted to install the latest version of Spotify’s application. The company reminds users that they must not install the app anywhere other than Google Play, Amazon Appstore or its mobile website. It says that at this time there is no action required from iOS and Windows Phone users.
There is a downside for folks on Android who download the latest app update. They will have to re-download their entire offline playlists which would be time consuming and even annoying for some. But Spotify says that this is a “necessary precaution” to safeguard the users as well as the quality of the service.