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Hundreds of Spotify account credentials reportedly posted online

A list with hundreds of usernames, passwords and emails was posted online in a possible breach of the music-streaming service, reports TechCrunch.


Hundreds of Spotify account credentials -- including emails, usernames and passwords -- were posted on the website Pastebin in a possible security breach, according to a report Monday from TechCrunch.

The credentials are "specific to Spotify," said TechCrunch, and include the type of account along with general log-in information. TechCrunch said it did not link to the PasteBin, which is dated April 23, out of security concerns. The list reportedly spans the globe, affecting users from all over the world.

"Spotify has not been hacked and our user records are secure," a company representative told CNET. "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."

Spotify users are reporting unexplained activity in their accounts, said TechCrunch, including "recently played" songs that they hadn't listened to. Others claim that their log-in emails were changed.