On Wednesday, some world-famous artists including Dua Lipa and Rana Del Rey’s Spotify pages got hacked by an apparent Taylor Swift fan who replaced the celebrities’ images with his own.
The attacker who disclosed his name as ‘'Daniel’' further asked people to add him on Snapchat and also posted messages about Donald Trump and Taylor Swift, like ‘'Trump 2020’' and "Best of all shout out to my queen Taylor Swift".
This action was bizarre, and Spotify’s security has been questioned. Spotify was quick to notice the behavior and reversed the changes that were made to the pages, which now appear to be back to normal.
Spotify for Artists is a special product that Spotify offers to music publishers and independent artists and it manages band pages and biographies of artists. The tool allows users to "claim" a band page or join the artist's team to manage it and can be joined by team members only.
Spotify has not responded to the news of the attack yet, and is expected to comment on the matter.