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Snapchat User Base Data Hacked, 4.6 Million Usernames and Phone Numbers Leaked Online

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Whether you use Snapchat for naughty or nice things (sometimes they are the same thing), your information is possibly at risk. Over the past week, news has been growing which surrounds a leak of 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers from Snapchat’s database. The information is not being used maliciously as of right now, as this is more of a wake up call to Snapchat that when exploits are not addressed by their security team, hackers won’t play nice. 

According to the anonymous hackers (no, not thee Anonymous), the exploit has been since patched by Snapchat, but the company was late to react after warnings were sent its way. It appears that this has been a simple message to Snapchat that when you are dealing with people’s information, you should try harder to protect it.

A directory of all information has been posted, but with sensitive information being blurred. To see if your account information was leaked, you can check here.

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Via: Huffington Post
  • Wreckinballz

    Send noodz!!

  • 204Guy

    God damn it. I was leaked. :((((((((((((((

  • PuttsMoBilesiCit

    Sorry tim, I had too lol

  • Jeremy Gross

    safe

  • Fahad Beg

    Hi there tim. hehe

  • seegs Erik

    damnit I’ve been leaked :-(

  • Ken Bosse

    says I wasn’t impacted, but I wonder how true that is.

    • jab416171

      You weren’t in the leaked database, so you weren’t impacted.

  • disastrousrainbow

    Well my area code wasn’t among the ones released, but can’t say this instills me with much confidence in the app, especially with the cavalier disregard they had when the exploit was first brough to their attention.

  • anezarati

    isnt this just a good way for someone to look up your phone number using the your user id? it is basically and easy search of the leaked data.

    • FelisLachesis

      The last two digits of the phone number are xx’ed out. So you’d have most of it, but still a 1/100 chance of stumbling on the actual number by pure chance.

  • Corey Foltman

    so its just usernames and phone numbers? I guess thats more important to some people.

    Edit: Unless it was possible for the hackers to get passwords and stuff and they just didnt cause they were being ‘harmless’ to provea point

    • jab416171

      The only thing in the db are usernames and the first 8 digits of the phone numbers. They used the undocumented snapchat API to gather the data. There’s no way to get a user’s password without an actual security breach.

      • michael arazan

        The hackers got the entire phone numbers of like 4 million + people, they statement they released blurred out the last two digits when they sent it to media outlets because snapchat didn’t take them seriously. If they wanted to, they could of sold off all the numbers for spam messages, but said they wouldn’t.

  • MistaButters

    Fortunately not me, but I searched a few friends and they were leaked.

    Although, I guess snapchat username and phone number are the worst two things to be leaked.

    • michael arazan

      Also could have been leaked were pictures in the servers at the time of the leak said the media. But snapchat wouldn’t say either way whether photos were copied or compromised.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Meh… Guess they should have taken those billions tech companies were tossing at them for the buyout

    • Liderc

      Yeah, this is one company I think should have sold out. They’re going to be nothing in a year.

  • portrub

    I are safe lol

    • Maxim∑

      I are safe to

  • Jeremy Gentry

    NOT ME! YAY!

  • JBartcaps

    I’m gonna snap you all day now Tim

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      I’ll be on the lookout lol

      • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

        Dicks, dicks, and more dicks.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          :(

        • Trevor

          That’s gonna be a lot of sporting goods.

      • JBartcaps

        I’m nervous now

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        How many people added you? haha

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Only 4! Not bad at all lol :D