So I'm sorry if this is against community guidelines but I didn't have a great experience with trying to contact support, and I do feel that the issue should be brought up in case there is something going on. Yesterday my friend's account was hacked, with unknown logins from Mexico and from the USA. The hacker played playlists from a couple of different users that cannot be found through searching, all consisting of songs from suspicious artists.
Why I'm posting this: I do have some experience with CS and am getting a degree in cybersecurity, and this situation raises several red flags. Trying to contact support got me nowhere, and I think it's important to get some attention on it even if it does turn out to be nothing.
The playlists known:
The playlist show up strangely in the app - most of them do not show playlist titles, creator, or followers, which I don't believe you can ordinarily hide.
The artists known:
Lonely Wild Goose (https://open.spotify.com/artist/6AOz66ybO6ce5XUVqLb9zB?si=j-R_sGgwQY-DJZ8W_flQbw)
Playful butterfly (https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Co8QPdjNw7ix2fjg41ZfM?si=IJNuu3pCTKGKwm4hnoDwSQ)
Cute little peanuts (https://open.spotify.com/artist/13EnL440BqgXa8jrYpFUwc?si=5Qz-XqeiRpibY4yD6ReBVQ)
They all have 5-10 songs each, released as singles instead of as an album. All of the songs follow the same naming scheme of a single capital at the beginning of the name, with no punctuation or other capitalization. All three artists released their songs on Dec 23-25, 2020. None of the artists actually exist as far as I can tell. All three artists have their music accredited to "266xxxx Records DK", (the xxxx is 4 digits that vary between artists) which as far as I can find also does not exist. The names given credit for the songs appear to be just random people, most of which appear to be pulled from recent obituaries. The monthly listeners also follow the same pattern - always Los Angeles, US; New York City, US; and Houston, US in the top 5, with the bottom two varying between artists.
The users known:
Thorny rose (https://open.spotify.com/user/wna5kcetchlorq4307yrc4wze)
Cunning rabbit (https://open.spotify.com/user/cayko5frw3dh9co8u2mtkh3kp)
Kind grandma (https://open.spotify.com/user/fp5xj1j5qa42w0ubtp2rco5wy)
These users all have no profile picture and are missing several key pieces of the profile that you ordinarily can't turn off (followers and following tabs).
All of these do point to something unusual going on, and as hesitant as I am to post this publicly for anybody to see, I can't seem to get through to Spotify any other way. I hope I can get some help this way.