It looks like my account was hacked earlier this week and my account was being used to give artificial traffic to a few artists who probably paid for the listens/views. I've changed my password and signed out of all locations, but I'd just like to make a record of the artists the bot was targeting for traffic.
These artists who pay for artificial traffic from hacked accounts endanger the privacy of users and degrade the quality of Spotify's service.
Additionally, I wish that Spotify would do region checking to report or prevent suspicious sign ins. If I'm signed in in both Los Angeles where the majority of my traffic is and Romania at the same time, one of those is clearly not right. As far as I can tell, there is no way for a user to currently view all recent sign in locations nor does Spotify seem to check.
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