Remember when Netflix customers' credentials were compromised back in February? It may be happening again, only this time with the popular music streaming service Spotify. Apparently hackers got into the site and leaked hundreds of users' private details online. But before you panic, Spotify has claimed these allegations are untrue.
Spotify spoke out against the breach after a list of customer credentials including user names, passwords, emails and account types were reported to be listed on Pastebin.
One spokesperson from the company clarified, "Spotify has not been hacked and our user records are secure. We monitor Pastebin and other sites regularly. When we find Spotify credentials, we first verify that they are authentic, and if they are we immediately notify affected users to change their passwords."
As convincing as this sounds, security specialist at ESET Mark James stated it is impossible for the company to know for sure if they had been hacked. "All they can do is study the 'leaked' information and verify its authenticity," he said.
Whether true or not, this breach is especially troublesome since Spotify is now the world's most popular streaming music service. With over 30 million worldwide subscribers, the effect of a major hacking could be detrimental to millions of people.