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Hundreds of Spotify Premium users' data leaked on Pastebin – brand denies being hacked


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2016 | 2 min read

The user information of hundreds of paid Spotify users has been leaked on text-sharing site Pastebin, sparking fears that the site has been breached by hackers.

The accounts and passwords of Premium users are from time to time dumped on Pastebin although Spotify has denied that they have been acquired on its end. At least 80 accounts have been verified as compromised with some users providing recent confirmation to TechCrunch.

The list contains several hundred lines of user information, include password, username, account type, where the account is registered, and when it expires, casting shade on theories it is a wide-spread phishing attack on users.

Spotify said in a statement: “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.”

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