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  • 27 May 2014, 22:18

Spotify Android Users Told To Upgrade App

Android users of the music streaming service Spotify have been told to upgrade their app after a user's account was hacked.

In a blog post on its official website, the service said that although the breach was known to affect only one user, it felt action was required.

Android users are asked to re-enter a password when using the official app.

CEO Oskar Stal apologised for the "inconvenience caused" but described the move as a "necessary precaution".

An app update will also be pushed out in the near future.

Mr Stal said: "Our evidence shows that only one Spotify user's data has been accessed and this did not include any password, financial or payment information.

"We have contacted this one individual. Based on our findings, we are not aware of any increased risk to users as a result of this incident.

"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.

"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."

iOS and Windows Phone users are not required to change their passwords at this stage.

The Scandinavian-based service will be wary of the negative reaction eBay received for the online auction site's response to its own security breach.

Some users only received emails telling them to change their passwords on Tuesday morning.

Apple users have reported their devices being locked by hackers, who are demanding a ransom before releasing them.

Adobe and US retailer Target have both reported breaches within the last year.

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