We’ve been wondering when the next high-profile hack of a streaming service would come, although Spotify has denied a report on Newsweek that it has already become the victim.
The report claimed that more than 1,000 email addresses and passwords were leaked “following a hack attack last week”, with the publication talking to nine of the victims whose email addresses were posted online.
However, Spotify has explicitly denied the thrust of the report: “Spotify has not been hacked and our user records are secure,” claimed its statement. “The compromised credentials come from a well known past leak on another service. Many people use the same credentials for multiple services and we urge anyone who thinks his or her information was compromised to change passwords.”
Whatever the truth in this matter, it’s a reminder that popular digital music services will be targets for hackers – but also may be affected by attacks on other services.