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HACKED: In the digital age, not even your playlists are safe!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been engaged in a fierce, bloody, and brutal battle.

Someone, somewhere, has managed to hack into my Spotify account.

Ok, fine. Maybe I’m being a little overdramatic here but for anyone who has ever had their online presence infiltrated (or anyone who is a fan of The Office: “identity theft is not a joke, Jim”) will know what I’m talking about here. 

It started off innocently enough.

I’d be bopping away to a playlist of hits from the ’80s, until suddenly my ears started bleeding due to the German death metal blasting through the speakers at volume 100.

Me, thinking it was simply a mistake, would change the playlist back and continue bopping along. This little tête-à-tête continued for about 20 minutes until I (finally) realised something was wrong. 

Someone, somewhere, was using a PlayStation 4 – username PS4-452 to hack into my account and use my music for free.

I’m not about the freeloading life, and I work extremely hard for my $11-a-month Spotify fees. This person does not. 

I’ll admit that they were very determined. I changed all of my passwords, several times. I typed furiously to the folks at Spotify desperately trying to get to the bottom of this cold war situation but to no avail. 

I’d be bopping away to a playlist of hits from the ’80s, until suddenly my ears started bleeding due to the German death metal blasting through the speakers at volume 100.

The person in question seemed to know precisely when my defences were at their lowest.

Say for example at 6am when I’m bopping along to Whitney and desperately wanting to dance with somebody who loves me. 

Just as the key change kicked into gear, the low growling and grunting pierced through my eardrums and that was the end of that. 

The whole experience though really had nothing to do with the physical hacking.

I’m not one to judge someone’s music preferences (contrary to what this article says) because it’s not about that at all. It’s about feeling violated and invaded and his downright weird.

Not to mention the whole thing and the internet in general) is kind of scary. 

So what I’m trying to say is, check your passwords and login information, and know your rites and privacy when you’re online. 

If you’d like more information, get in touch by posting your username and password below…

Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.

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