In a Deezer hack, around 230 million records containing sensitive user data of the Spotify competitor have been published. The data was uploaded to the website “Have I Been Pwned” and dates back to 2019.
Deezer hack: millions of sensitive user data uploaded to the network
Spotify competitor Deezer has reported a massive data leak. According to information from the music streaming service, the Deezer hack is said to have stemmed from the hack of a service provider with whom they had been working until 2020. The data itself includes sensitive user information based on 2019.
According to the report, the roughly 230 million records include sensitive information such as first and last names, birth dates and email addresses. Passwords or payment information, however, are not said to have been uncovered.
Deezer itself only became aware of the data leak on November 8, 2022, but nevertheless recommends that customers change their passwords to be on the safe side.
The data leak website “Have I Been Pwned“, on the other hand, reports that IP addresses, location data and gender information have also been published. The website allows users to test whether they are also affected by the Deezer hack by providing their own email address.
Spotify competitor Deezer is a music streaming service from France that is becoming increasingly popular, especially due to its high-resolution music quality. According to its own data, Deezer had around 10.5 million subscribers worldwide at the end of 2021.
In February 2022, Deezer adjusted its prices and went public shortly thereafter, but its IPO in France flopped hugely. On the first day of trading on the Paris stock exchange, the share price fell by a full 35 percent.