Spotify announced on Tuesday that their systems had been breached by a hacker who accessed internal company data. The company says that only one of its users’ accounts have been found to have been compromised, (so far), but it is taking steps to ensure all of its customers’ private data remains safe.
Spotify will be asking certain users to re-enter their username and password to login as a general precaution. It will also be sending notifications to its Android using customers instructing them to make sure they download the latest version of the app onto their devices. The company does not plan on telling its iOS and Windows Phone using customers to do so, indicating the security problem could be primarily an issue with the Spotify Android app.
Users who download the latest version of the Spotify Android app will be required to re-download their offline playlists. The company says, “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,” so there may be additional messages from Spotify to its users regarding the security breach in the near future.