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Spotify: No breach to Android app detected

Music streaming service provider says "no evidence of a breach" was detected on its Android app, but will prompt users to upgrade their mobile apps as a precautionary measure.

SINGAPORE: Spotify stated in a blogpost on Tuesday (May 27) that "no evidence of a breach" to its Android app was detected, although it would prompt users to upgrade their mobile apps as a precautionary measure.

This came after the company reported "some unauthorised access" to its systems and internal company data on the same day.

Spotify's Chief Technology Officer Oskar Stål wrote in the blogpost that its internal investigations showed only one Spotify user's data was accessed, and this did not include any passwords, financial information or payment information. It has contacted the affected user regarding the incident.

"Based on our findings, we are not aware of any increased risk to users as a result of this incident," Mr Stål said.

A Spotify spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday that the Swedish music streaming service provider was "just performing a precautionary measure" in alerting its users to the breach.

"We have taken steps to strengthen our security systems in general and we will be taking further actions in the coming days to increase security for our users," the spokesperson added.

These actions include asking certain Spotify users to re-enter their username and password to log in over the coming days, as well as prompting users to upgrade their Android apps, the blogpost stated.

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