Spotify admits to security breach

Tuesday 27 May 2014 18.28
Users of music streaming service Spotify may be asked to upgrade their software or re-enter their username and password
Users of music streaming service Spotify may be asked to upgrade their software or re-enter their username and password

Irish users of music streaming service Spotify may be asked to upgrade their software or re-enter their username and password in the coming days, after the company admitted its systems had been hacked.

According to a blog on the company's website, the hack resulted in one Spotify user's data being accessed, although it did not include password, financial or payment information. 

The company says it has contacted the individual concerned and it adds that it is not aware of any increased risk to other users as a result of the incident. 

The company does not say when it became aware of the incident, but does say that as soon as it became aware it immediately launched an investigation. 

The company said it may ask users to re-enter their username and password in the coming days, as part of its plan to deal with the attack. 

It will also prompt those who use the service on Android devices to upgrade over the next few days and asks anyone prompted by Spotify to upgrade to follow the instructions. 

It adds that at present, iOS and Windows Phone users need not take any action. 

Spotify says it has taken steps to strengthen its security systems and help protect users data, and we will continue to do so in the coming days in order to increase security. 

It also has apologised for any inconvenience caused.