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Snapchat : 4.6 Million Usernames & Phone numbers Exposed

2. January 2014 10:28 by CA in Hack, Privacy Leak, Vulnerability

Mid December 2013, Researchers at Gibson Security published Snapchat code allowing phone numbers matching after the exploit disclosures were ignored as theoretical by SnapChat. It lloks like Hackers took GibSec disclosure more serious than SnapChat

 

On January 1, 2014, an anonymous user announced the release of SnapchatDB and 4.6 million usernames and matched phone numbers in a Hacker News post.

 

The Snapchat accounts - even those marked 'private' - were exposed in a database hack that Snapchat knew about for four months, ignored, then told press last week was only "theoretical."  More...