The music streaming service, Spotify, recently had to reset passwords for around 350 000 accounts. Why did this happen? Researchers found a database not owned by Spotify that was filled with login credentials. According to these researchers the database had no relation to Spotify which lead them to believe these accounts were hijacked via credential stuffing attacks.
What is a credential stuffing attack? Credential stuffing is when attackers use information from previously discovered data leaks against other active accounts. This can only affect you if you use the same password for each of your online accounts! When data leaks like these are discovered it is a good reminder to always utilize varying, strong passwords between accounts or enable multi-factor authentication if possible.
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