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Snapchat Hacked Days After Being Warned of Possible Data Compromise

User names and phone numbers posted


The user names and phone numbers of more than 4.6 million Snapchat users were posted online this week by an anonymous hacker, just days after the Los Angeles start-up was warned that such a data compromise could happen.

On a website called SnapchatDB, which may be run by an individual or a group, files containing Snapchat users' information was posted Wednesday. The website has since been taken down, but while it was live users could download the data in SQL or CSV format.