300 thousand Spotify account details leaked online

Spotify is a digital music streaming service, founded in Sweden in 2008. Recently, hackers obtained the personal data of more than 300,000 Spotify users and published it online. Here’s what you need to know about the incident.

The case

Unknown hackers have downloaded a database containing the personal data of more than 300,000 Spotify users. Fortunately, the hackers forgot to install strong protection on the server, so a security expert spotted it. Spotify was subsequently notified and asked to change their passwords for security reasons.

Did you know?

Spotify is a streaming music service, launched in 2008 with the intention of providing an alternative to piracy. Spotify quickly became the largest company in the music streaming industry, due to both its large library size and low price. With over 80 million active users, Spotify lets you listen to more than 30 million songs on your phone or tablet for just $9.99 per month.


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