Spotify Accounts Appear Online But They Weren’t Hacked
Gareth Andrews / 4 years ago
The eternal question of when is something one thing but actually something else seems to have been answered by Spotify this week as hundreds of their accounts appeared online, but don’t worry they weren’t hacked.
Pastebin in a popular online platform for sharing large amounts of text and this week it contained hundreds of Spotify accounts details including everything from usernames to passwords and emails, but no payment information was present, be this on purpose from the person that published the details or because they never had them in the first place.
Typically when information like this appears online its the result of a hack, but according to Spotify, their servers are still secure and haven’t been compromised. Spotify replied saying that they monitor sites like Pastebin and when they find account details they verify they are in fact correct and then notify users that their passwords and details need changing. This seems to be true as some have had their passwords reset while others have reported unauthorised activity on their accounts.
Could this be the result of a previous hack, have they been breached without knowing or at worst case is this the leak from someone with authorised access to this information?