Spotify CEO Oskar Stal has issued an important notice to everyone who uses the music service today, indicating that one user’s account was compromised. Fortunately, no action is needed for those on Windows Phone or iOS, as the affected party (one person) was on Android.
“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,” Stal explains. “Our evidence shows that only one Spotify user’s data has been accessed and this did not include any password, financial or payment information. We 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.”
While no important information was compromised, Spotify is planning on rolling out an update to the Android app over the next few days, urging users to install the update and not ignore it. No action is needed for those who utilize the server on Windows Phone or iOS. This app update for Android is a “necessary precaution” as Stal explains, in order to safeguard the quality of the service and protection of customers.