Spotify calls for calm after hack

Music streaming service Spotify has become the latest high-profile victim of hacking after announcing a security breach this week.

Although troubling, the firm's 40 million users will be relieved to hear the company ensuring that there was no "increased risk" and that no financial data had been accessed.

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A statement written on the company's website by chief technology officer Oskar Stål read, "We've become aware of some unauthorised access to our systems and internal company data.

"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."

Spotify says that users of the Android mobile app will be required to upgrade "over the next few days," and log-in credentials will only have to be re-entered, as opposed to changed completely, on a portion of other accounts.

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This latest news has a familiar feel to it, coming just a week after all users of auction site eBay were urged to change their passwords following a massive data breach.