Snapchat Hacked: 4.6 Million Usernames and Phone Numbers Released on Web
On New Year’s Eve a website called SnapchatDB.info released millions of usernames and phone numbers that were hacked from the popular app Snapchat. The website was taken offline by New Year’s morning, but not before many visitors of the website succeeded in downloading the database of information.
Snapchat, founded just two years ago, was warned of exploits in their app, months prior to the hack, by an Australian-based security research group called Gibson Security. Several days before the hack Gibson Security posted the app’s exploits online.
Since the hack, Snapchat has implemented minor fixes which apparently can still be bypassed – a reminder that the hopping onto the latest and “greatest” is not always the best move to make.
– Albert Gelbaum