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Spotify suffers cyberattack, update looming for Android users

Spotify Google Android users will likely have to change their passwords and download an update following a report of a compromised user.

Published Tue, May 27 2014 5:13 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Online music service Spotify is quickly preparing to launch an update for Google Android users, following confirmation of an internal company breach. Users will have to select new passwords and should expect to update their Android Spotify accounts - and Apple iPhone or Microsoft Windows devices likely won't need to be changed.

Spotify suffers cyberattack, update looming for Android users | TweakTown.com

To date, Spotify only found one user's data has been accessed, with no password, financial or payment information breached.

Here is what Oskar Stal, Spotify CTO said in a blog post: "We've become aware of some unauthorized access to our systems and internal company data and we wanted to let you know the steps we're taking in response. As soon as we were aware of this issue we immediately launched an investigation. Information security and data protection are of great importance to us at Spotify and that is why I'm posting today.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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