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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…


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