4.6M Snapchat Usernames, Phone Numbers Leaked Online

The usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million Snapchat accounts were temporarily posted online by hackers who took advantage of a previously disclosed vulnerability within the chat service.

SnapchatDB.info went live last night and allowed visitors to download the database of Snapchat user info, though the last two digits of the phone numbers were censored “in order to minimize spam and abuse.”

The site has since been pulled offline (because the hosting provider was “intimidated by the overwhelming attention,” SnapchatDB told The Verge), but a cached version is still available.

“You are downloading 4.6 million users’ phone number information, along with their usernames,” those behind SnapchatDB.info wrote. “People tend to use the same username around the web so you can use this information to find phone number information associated with Facebook and Twitter accounts, or simply to figure out the phone numbers of people you wish to get in touch with.”

via 4.6M Snapchat Usernames, Phone Numbers Leaked Online | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

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