Spotify today announced that their servers have suffered a breach, providing somebody somewhere unauthorized access to their systems and "internal company data". But in a strange twist, Spotify's internal investigation into the matter turned up evidence of only one user's data having been accessed, and that data did not include anything you might consider sensitive (e.g. password or payment information). But the breach has prompted Spotify to prepare an update for their Android app, one that they will be prompting users to install.
While the single account breach is a different twist in a day and age when a breach in a service's systems often leads to millions of accounts being compromised (hello, eBay), it's good to see Spotify being proactive and forthright about this breach. Though when you're talking about just one person, it's a bit easier to handle.
The update to the Android app will be pushed over Google Play or the Amazon Appstore, the only two sources from which Spotify is adamant you should install from. Judging by the wording of their release on the breach, we wouldn't be surprised if a maliciously-modified version of Spotify was uploaded to and downloaded from a different source, leading to this breach in the first place.
The updated Android version of Spotify will require users to redownload their offline playlists, and some users may be prompted to re-enter their username and password as a precaution. Data breaches are serious business, and require increasingly serious reactions from the service providers, no matter how bizarre the circumstances.
Does this breach change your opinion of Spotify?