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4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phonenumbers stolen


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#1 Allen

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:34 PM

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 

http://snapcheck.org/

and

http://lookup.gibsonsec.org/

 

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.

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#2 TsVk!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:16 PM

They should have taken the 3 billion and got gobbled by Facebook. wouldn't have been their problem then.... FB could use a decent security breach, make the pull their greedy data slurping necks in.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:45 AM

@TsVk!

 

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

I know loads of people who use Snapchat. I personally don't, but I better get warning lol






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