4.6M Snapchat Accounts Exposed In Hack
A group of hackers used a recently published exploit to gather and leak 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers.By Mikah Sargent | January 1, 2014
A hacker group says it wanted to teach Snapchat a lesson, so it leaked 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers online.
When a user signs up for Snapchat, they are encouraged to upload their address book to the app’s databases. This gives Snapchat a way to track down friends using the service. The hackers made use of this exploit to gather data from the 4.6 million accounts.
"That's just about anyone with a Snapchat account. ... So far there's been no response from Snapchat." (WWMT)