Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Attacks/Breaches

2/5/2021
04:15 PM
50%
50%

Spotify Hit With Another Credential-Stuffing Attack

This marks the second credential-stuffing attack to hit the streaming platform in the last few months.

Spotify suffered a credential-stuffing attack that used stolen credentials from some 100,000 user accounts, a security researcher discovered. 

Related Content:

Concerns Over API Security Grow as Attacks Increase

Special Report: How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem

New From The Edge: AI and APIs: The A+ Answers to Keeping Data Secure and Private

This is the second credential-stuffing attack to affect the music platform in the past couple of months. Last November, 300,000 accounts were affected when an Elasticsearch database containing more than 380 million records and login credentials was used to target Spotify accounts. It's believed this data was collected from previously breached platforms, researchers said at the time.

Security researcher Bob Diachenko says in the latest incident, the attackers tried to use a malicious Spotify logger database. He identified a database containing more than 100,000 account details, likely leaked from somewhere else, that attackers used to target Spotify user accounts. 

The attack was reported to Spotify, which issued a password reset to affected users that rendered the public credentials invalid. The company says in a statement it also worked to have the fraudulent database taken down by its Internet service provider, and notes this attack was not linked to a breach in Spotify's security.

Users are advised to choose unique passwords for online services. In a blog post, security firm Bitdefender notes it doesn't matter much if users choose a complex password, if that password is reused across websites.

Read Bitdefender's blog post for more details.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
News
Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
Commentary
Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
Recent breaches of third-party apps are driving many organizations to think harder about the security of their off-the-shelf software as they continue to move left in secure software development practices.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-22539
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
An attacker can place a crafted JSON config file into the project folder pointing to a custom executable. VScode-bazel allows the workspace path to lint *.bzl files to be set via this config file. As such the attacker is able to execute any executable on the system through vscode-bazel. We recommend...
CVE-2021-31414
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
The unofficial vscode-rpm-spec extension before 0.3.2 for Visual Studio Code allows remote code execution via a crafted workspace configuration.
CVE-2021-26073
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
Broken Authentication in Atlassian Connect Express (ACE) from version 3.0.2 before version 6.6.0: Atlassian Connect Express is a Node.js package for building Atlassian Connect apps. Authentication between Atlassian products and the Atlassian Connect Express app occurs with a server-to-server JWT or ...
CVE-2021-26074
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
Broken Authentication in Atlassian Connect Spring Boot (ACSB) from version 1.1.0 before version 2.1.3: Atlassian Connect Spring Boot is a Java Spring Boot package for building Atlassian Connect apps. Authentication between Atlassian products and the Atlassian Connect Spring Boot app occurs with a se...
CVE-2018-19942
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-16
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been reported to affect earlier versions of File Station. If exploited, this vulnerability allows remote attackers to inject malicious code. We have already fixed this vulnerability in the following versions: QTS 4.5.2.1566 build 20210202 (and later) QT...