Spotify resets 350,000 passwords after a data leak

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Security researchers have found an unencrypted 72GB database online, containing more than 380 million passwords online, . Noam Rotem and Ran Locar stumbled upon the database during a web mapping project. After investigating the situation the duo found out that the breach contains “login credentials and other user data being validated against the Spotify service.”

The origins of the password records are unknown but Rotem and Locar think that the database was compiled from different sources, including stolen data dumps. The leaked data can be potentially used to hijack Spotify accounts that …
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