This is what happens when someone hacks your Spotify account

When someone takes over your Spotify account, it looks like this:

Vanity Fair writer (and former Business Insider writer) Maya Kosoff tweeted a screenshot of her Spotify account being used on a random Android device she did not own. When she looked at her account info, she discovered another email address had been entered and her password had been reset. Uh oh.

Her friends even noticed her account listening to music she wouldn’t normally play:

It’s become increasingly common for hackers to sell compromised streaming accounts for services like Netflix, HBO, and Spotify on the dark web — the section of the internet dedicated to illegal activity. These account passwords are often recovered from phishing attempts, a hacking method that involves tricking someone into giving up their account info to what appears to be a legit source.

A quick search of Spotify’s support forum shows that others have had issues with their accounts being hacked. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution besides emailing Spotify customer support. Good luck, Maya!

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