Spotify to Update Android App Following Security Breach

Paul Lilly

Another day, another hack

Spotify is the latest company to fall prey to a hacker attack and has launched an investigation into the data breach. Based on initial findings, only one person's data has been accessed, and that information didn't include any password, financial, or payment information. Nevertheless, Spotify says it's erring on the side of caution and plans to roll out an updated Android app, which should show up in Google Play and Amazon Appstore over the next several days.

Mobile users running Spotify on iOS and Windows Phone don't need to worry about checking for an updated app, as the vulnerability that was exploited only affects the Android version. However, Spotify said it will be asking certain users to re-enter their username and password to log in over the coming days.

"Please 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," Spotify said.

You can find more information related to the data breach on a special website Spotify constructed.

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