Hackers reveal 4.6m mobile numbers after Snapchat claims it has safeguards

An anonymous group of hackers has dumped a vast database of what appeared to be 4.6 million Snapchat users’ mobile numbers and users names, just days after Snapchat claimed it had safeguards in place to fix a security vulnerability that could divulge users’ personal information.A website called SnapchatDB released the vast database, which included usernames and phone numbers of Snapchat users in the US. The last two digits of each number were redacted by the group.
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jan/01/hackers-reveal-46m-mobile-numbers-snapchatAlso see:Snapchat hack affects 4.6 million users
The usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million Snapchat accounts have been downloaded by hackers, who temporarily posted the data online.A website called SnapchatDB released the data but censored the last two digits of the phone numbers.It has since been taken offline but a cached version is still available.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25572661Snapchat Data Breach Exposes Millions of Names, Phone Numbers
Snapchat, a company that has made a name for itself by offering people a way to send very private correspondence, has suffered a very public leak of its users’ information. And there doesn’t appear to be much that users can do about it.On Tuesday night, a hacker published a database reportedly containing 4.6 million Snapchat user names and phone numbers. The makers of the popular app – which as of September handled 350 million disappearing messages per day – did not respond to requests for comment, nor has the company commented on social media channels or elsewhere.

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