Spotify say sorry for being riddled with malware
Spotify have wrung their hands and apologised to users after an advertisement containing a virus was displayed on their service. Still haven't apologised for the people they hire to annoy us into getting a premium account though, eh?
"Hi, I'm Archie from Spodify..." *gunshot*
Anyway, this particular ad appeared on the service and didn't even need to be clicked on in order to infect a user's machine. This exploit then installed a bogus 'Windows Recovery' anti-virus program. This only affects users with free subscriptions (which is the majority of people who use it you'd think).
"Users with anti-virus software will have been protected," Spotify said in a statement. "We quickly removed all third party display ads in order to protect users and ensure Spotify was safe to use."
"We sincerely apologise to any users affected. We'll continue working hard to ensure this does not happen again and that our users enjoy Spotify securely and in confidence."
Apparently, the breach occurred at 11.30am on 24th March.