[Change your password] The Android Spotify application has been hacked

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Spotify commercial music provider Android’s App has been hacked, The CTO advised all the Android Smartphone users to change their Android smartphone password.

The Sweden based company with headquarters in Stockholm and London has more than 10 million global subscribers, and the application allows you to share music on Twitter, Facebook or to your blog via e-mail. Spotify released its Android app last December 2013.

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.

Spotify hacked

Spotify CTO Oskar Stål wrote that were some unauthorized accesses to their systems and internal company data and going to guide Android app users to upgrade over the next few days and does not recommend installing Android applications from anywhere other than:

  • Google Play
  • Amazon App store
  • m.spotify.com

As of December 2013, the system is available for AndroidBlackBerryBoxeeiOSLinuxMeeGoMicrosoft Windows desktop, OpenpandoraOS XRokuS60 (Symbian)Samsung Smart TVSonosSqueezeboxTelia Digital-tvTiVoWD TVwebOSWindows Mobile, and Windows Phone.  As of December 2013 Spotify is not available as a Windows Store app for Windows 8, although there is a third-party client available called Spotlite.