Spotify has been hit by a data breach that has caused a spike in online adverts appearing on its online streaming platform.
Advertisers that use Spotify’s advertising network have reported seeing advertisements from Spotify’s AdWords platform appearing alongside their own ads, including for the music and video services.
The breach affects an undisclosed number of Spotify’s paid adverts, which can now be viewed for free, according to Spotify’s website.
However, AdSense users can still view the Spotify adverts for free by using the “Spotify ad spot” feature on their mobile device.
“We’ve found a number of ad networks and ad networks have been hit,” said a Spotify spokesperson.
“Spotify AdSense has been temporarily disabled for the duration of the investigation.”
AdSense users should not see ads appearing on Spotify.
“Spotify has also warned its AdSense customers that they should avoid using AdSense until further notice.”
This could potentially delay the start of your AdSense account, which will cause delays to your ads and your account in general,” Spotify said in a blog post.”
Once this investigation is complete, we will provide more details as to how we are going to handle this situation.
“For now, please continue to use AdSense for any advertising that you may have.”
While Spotify’s ad network is currently down, AdWords users can continue to find and display Spotify’s ads, according Spotify.
Spotify’s AdSense ad spot is currently disabled.
The Spotify ad spot, which is currently in beta, is currently showing ads for the Spotify Music and Video services.
Users can also use the AdSense AdSpot to view the ads that Spotify has in place.
Spotifying Spotify has also taken down its AdWords account, the company said.
Spotifications Twitter account has been removed, along with a number for AdWords.
AdWords is currently being used to manage Spotify’s accounts, but Spotify will be taking down AdSense soon.
AdSense has also been used to promote Spotify’s video and music streaming service, Spotify Playlists, according the company.
Spoting’s Adsense account is also currently down.