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Security Exploit Snapchat Was Warned About Has Compromised 4.6 Million Users’ Information

02
Jan
2014

The hack was done through an API exploit that Snapchat was actually warned about months ago, when Gibson Security said there was a way to use Snapchats friend finder to get a large number of phone numbers and usernames relatively quickly. Snapchat didnt respond to that, so, on Christmas Eve, Gibson Security posted full instructions. Snapchat did respond to that, with a blog entry that dismissed Gibson Securitys concerns, saying it had implemented various safeguards to make the exploit more difficult to do.

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