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Alleged Snapchat hackers explain how and why they leaked data on 4.6 million accounts

01
Jan
2014

The individual or team claiming responsibility for SnapchatDB has responded to The Verges requests for comment the morning after the database went online, containing a leaked collection of some 4.6 million apparent Snapchat usernames and partial phone numbers. Our motivation behind the release was to raise the public awareness around the issue, and also put public pressure on Snapchat to get this exploit fixed, they say. In Snapchats case, the leak comes just days after a blog post in which Snapchat alluded to a flaw posted on Christmas Eve by Gibson Security that alleged it could match thousands of phone numbers to usernames every few minutes.

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