Snapchat Leak Contains 4.6 Million Phone Numbers, Usernames

SnapchatLast week security researchers published a way to skim Snapchat’s full database, and it appears someone did it before the vulnerability — which, according to those researchers had been known for months — was addressed. A website called SnapchatDB! has appeared posting SQL/CSV files that it claims contain the username and associated phone number for a “vast majority” of the service’s users, with the last two digits of the numbers obscured. Snapchat eventually admitted that such a hack was theoretically possible, but said additional countermeasures and safeguards it’s implemented would make that harder to do. That amounts to 4.6 million pairs, although actually downloading the files to actually use them or verify the claim seems impossible, presumably due to an overload of traffic.

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