Spotify has told Android app users it will be issuing an update following a potential data breach of its servers in the latest incident to affect a major web brand.
News of a data breach, following last week's eBay fiasco, will no doubt concern users of the site, which last week revealed it now has 10 million paying subscribers.
However, Spotify said on Tuesday that while it has become aware of "unauthorised access to its systems," only one user's data has been accessed. Spotify said this did not include any password, financial or payment information, and it said it does not believe users are at heightened risk following the breach.
Spotify CTO Oskar Stål said in a notice on the firm's website, "Our security team has become aware of some unauthorised access to our systems and internal company data and we wanted to let you know the steps we're taking in response (and tell you how to get back onto Spotify if you're having trouble logging in)," he wrote.
"We take these matters very seriously and as a general precaution will be asking certain Spotify users to re-enter their username and password to log in over the coming days."
While those using desktop, iOS and Windows Phone apps will likely be prompted to re-enter their password, Spotify has urged users of Android to upgrade their apps over the next few days, hinting that users of Google's mobile operating system are likely those at highest risk of having their data pinched.
"As an extra safety step, we are going to guide Android app users to upgrade over the next few days. If Spotify prompts you for an upgrade, please follow the instructions.
"As always, Spotify does not recommend installing Android applications from anywhere other than Google Play, Amazon Appstore or https://m.spotify.com/. At this time there is no action recommended for iOS and Windows Phone users."
Spotify noted that once the Android app has been updated, users might have to re-download their offline playlists, but said that security should come first.
"We have taken steps to strengthen our security systems in general and help protect you and your data - and we will continue to do so. We will be taking further actions in the coming days to increase security for our users," Stål concluded.
The incident is the latest to show the challenge facing major firms in keeping data secure, with even security firm Avast suffering after its forums were breached, with 400,000 user accounts affected.
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