05/27/2014 04:27 pm ET Updated May 27, 2014

Spotify Hack Hits One Unlucky User

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Spotify has discovered that a hacker was able to exploit a security vulnerability, which the company says affected only one user. There is no word yet on how the hacker compromised the user’s account, but the music streaming company says it is taking steps to protect the rest of its users from the issue.

CTO Oskar Stål announced the discovery in a blog post Tuesday, outlining the company's game plan for the coming days.

“Our evidence shows that only one Spotify user’s data has been accessed and this did not include any password, financial or payment information. We have contacted this one individual. Based on our findings, we are not aware of any increased risk to users as a result of this incident,” Stål wrote.

According to his post, Spotify will ensure this security hole is fixed by asking some users to re-enter their username and password information upon log-in during the next few days.

In addition, the company will guide Android app users to upgrade to the latest version of the company's app.

The blog post notes that iOS and Windows Phone users currently don’t have anything to worry about from the security vulnerability.

The biggest inconvenience will be that, upon upgrading, all offline playlists will need to be re-downloaded into the new version of the app.