More Than 300K Spotify Account Exposed
Hackers are at it again. The login information of more than 300 thousand Spotify accounts were exposed. According to the information revealed, in this case, users are guiltier than Spotify. There are various methods to secure user and identity information while using the internet. One of them is to create secure passwords and not to use the same password in multiple sites or applications. We will once again remind our readers how important this measure is. More than 300,000 Spotify accounts’ usernames, passwords and email addresses were compromised. And it seems life, Spotify isn’t responsible for this either.
There Was An Attack Called “credential stuffing”
According to the news of Gizmodo from VpnMentor, the login information of about 380 thousand Spotify accounts was seized. It is not known how the users data was obtained. it is stated that the login information was obtained through an attack called “credential stuffing”. In this type of attack, lots of e-mail and password are obtained from popular sites and applications all at the same time. If the information in the hacked accounts is the same as the information on the site or application attacked, the attackers can easily access that account.
Of course, Spotify is not a financial institution whose data will be leaked or a social media platform that can be used in political campaigns. Therefore, it seems unlikely that this much effort would be put into breaking into their systems just for the free premium Spotify account. Another estimate is that the stolen accounts may be sold at lower prices. However, it is stated that these accounts can also be used for “streaming manipulation”. Attackers can gain a significant amount of followers for a particular artist or song with the accounts they hacked. Make sure you are using a strong passwords to ensure that your accounts is safe from such attacks. Also, make sure you’re not using the same password on multiple accounts.