4.6 million Snapchat members have their username and partial phone number revealed online
A company called Gibson Securities posted a link to the exploit on a tweet that was sent out last week. The company said that it had been trying to warn Snapchat about the exploit for months, but was ignored. The hackers running the SnapchatDB! site might also be trying to send Snapchat a message about tightening its security. They claim that they are sharing this information with the public to raise awareness of the issue.
Snapchat has allegedly turned down offers of $3 billion and $4 billion for the company from Facebook and Google respectively. The messaging app allows users to send text, video and photo messages that disappear after 10 seconds. If you want to see if your username is in the database, click on the sourcelink to get directed to a site where you can check this out.
SnapchatDB! has 4.6 million Snapchat usernames matched up with phone numbers
source: robbiet, SnapchatDB! via Forbes
1. androiphone20 (Posts: 1391; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
*facepalm* Should've taken the money
12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1243; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
I don't think it's illegal, but I wouldn't do it. Not-ish.
2. mr.techdude (Posts: 534; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Lol in today's tech and apps is very scary and insecure.
11. androiphone20 (Posts: 1391; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
idk if I should be creeped out about this... okay I am, but idk it just feels like a sh*tload of work to go through all that fb and twitter info and stuff. *shrugs* idk how to react to it but this is definitely a blow to snapchat.
3. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Lol, Snapchat asked for it when they called these guys' bluff.
4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Glad I never joined snap chat. Looked like a pointless app to me.
5. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
your photos/videos disappear after 10 seconds or so they want u to think....i bet this list wont disappear in 10 seconds!
6. Luuthian (Posts: 199; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
I'm sure this could have been dealt with in a better way than actually releasing so much information though... When you actually have the ability to respect those users privacy while simultaneously making a point, that's probably the better option for all.
7. androiphone20 (Posts: 1391; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
If your phone number is in any of these
states, you're not in the database:
I'm screwed louisiana is NOT on the list
15. mariosraptor (Posts: 108; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
I'm pretty convinced that FB or Google us behind the hacking company, so they could drop Snapchat's value.
16. AfterShock (Posts: 2052; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
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