Single Spotify account breached in bizarre compromise, Windows Phone user data reportedly safe
Spotify today announced that their serves has suffered breach, providing somebody somewhere unauthorized access to their systems and "internal company data". But in a strange twist, Spotify's internal investigation into the matter turned up evidence of only one user's data having been accessed, and that data did not include anything you might consider sensitive (e.g. password or payment information). While the breach has prompted Spotify to advise Android users to update their app, they aren't recommending any action for iOS or Windows Phone users.
While the single account breach is a different twist in a day and age when a breach in a service's systems often leads to millions of accounts being compromised (hello, eBay), it's good to see Spotify being proactive and forthright about this breach. Though when you're talking about just one person, it's a bit easier to handle.
The update to the Android app will be pushed over Google Play or the Amazon Appstore, the only two sources from which Spotify is adamant you should install from. Judging by the wording of their release on the breach, we wouldn't be surprised if a maliciously-modified version of Spotify was uploaded to and downloaded from a different source, leading to this breach in the first place. The nature of Android makes it easier for something like this to happen, while the locked-down ecosystems of iOS and Windows Phone make such malicious activity harder to pull off.
Though there's an update for Android, Spotify will be prompting certain users on all platforms to re-enter their username and password, purely as a precaution. Data breaches are serious business, and require increasingly serious reactions from the service providers, no matter how bizarre the circumstances.
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Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.
In this sentences you meant (IOS) I think
You probably are those idiots android (or iphone) users who come and troll here, so what do you care if whatsapp is available or not today for the platform? I would advice you, you worry about your life, it seems you dont have one since you just come to spam the same stupid thing like if Whatsapp was the most used app everywhere.