Spotify hacked – there are some things we’re not supposed to know

Spotify has become now part of the bigger and bigger group of companies that had their internal network hacked.

In an announcement to all users, Spotify says they became aware of some unauthorized access to their systems and internal company data.


This is all good, but what exactly has been accessed?

Further on, in the blog post, they say:

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.

How come “one user’s data” ?

How did they recognize that only ONE SINGLE user’s data was accessed?

And if it is not password, financial or payment information, then what data was accessed, more exactly?


Then, as if this was not confusing enough, they mention something about the Android app and about the importance of downloading apps only from official stores.

Should we understand that a buggy, fake or malicious App was the source of the problem? Maybe…


Even if I appreciate the openness of the post, I have to say that this post raises more questions than it answers.

I am curious to see the further development of this story.



PS: Oh yes, please change your password NOW.

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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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