Just before the new year on December 31st 2013 Snap chat suffered a data breach and 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers were allegedly stolen, the information was made public on January 1st 2014 but since then the site has been taken down by the host claiming "Either the domain has been overused, or the reseller ran out of resources."
a few sites such as
are offering a service that allows you to search for your username in the database to see if it was leaked.
many sites like http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/31/hackers-claim-to-publish-list-of-4-6m-snapchat-usernames-and-numbers/?ncid=twittersocialshare and http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/1/5263156/alleged-snapchat-hackers-explain-how-and-why-they-leaked-data-on-accounts are reporting on this as well.
Do you or anyone you know use snapchat? If so I recommend warning them about this, it should also be noted that Snapchat knew about these exploits but weren't enthusiastic about fixing it.
Feel free to post your thoughts about this.
It should be noted as well that not all the area codes were leaked and they could be leaked at anytime.
Edited by Allen, 01 January 2014 - 12:49 PM.