4.6 million Snapchat users’ personal data posted online

4.6 million Snapchat users’ personal data posted online

[Ed. note: Maybe the “brains” behind Healthcare.gov could help them figure this out.]

A database containing the phone numbers, usernames and locations of 4.6m Snapchat users in North America has been posted online.

In the latest security woe for the $3.5 billion-valued company, the details have appeared on the SnapchatDB.info website and are freely available to download.

The site, claims the data “is being shared with the public to raise awareness on the issue,” of widespread Snapchat security vulnerabilities.

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The last two digits of the phone numbers have been concealed, with SnapchatDB claiming it will reduce spam and abuse, but the anonymous hackers say they will release the data “under certain circumstances.”

However, full usernames are present with the handy tip that “people tend to use the same username around the web,” prompting users to go fishing around social media for those final two digits.

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