The interesting thing about the post is that Snapchat claims that the increase in spam was unrelated to the recent leak of 4.6 million user names and phone numbers that was posted on a web site late last year. The company said that it is beefing up the site to make it more secure. A firm called Gibson Security had earlier called out Snapchat for not adding 10 lines of code that could have closed the exploits that led to the leak of names and numbers.
Snapchat claims that the Snap Spam is not related to its recent security breach
source: Snapchat, @evanspiegel via TechCrunch