Recently, confidential data from popular photo and video sharing app Snapchat was compromised and was made available online to download freely. Two exploits and Snapchat’s API were published by Australian hackers last week, but were ignored by the Snapchat so here comes the reaction. Anonymous hackers hacked the Snapchat database couple of days back and released the information on a website was suspended due to huge traffic and download requests but the usernames and phone numbers of around 4.6 million Snapchat users were exposed. You can still view the cached version of the website here. Hackers provided a link to download hacked database as SQL dump or CSV file. The main purpose of the hackers seemed to be releasing huge information of millions of phone numbers and usernames to collect donation in return and to alert Snapchat so that they may fix the exploits.

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