The Hackers Who Revealed Snapchat’s Security Flaws Received One Response From The Company…Four Months Later

On New Year’s Day, the website SnapchatDB.info released the usernames and redacted phone numbers of 4.6 million U.S. Snapchat users. Months earlier, an Australian security outfit called Gibson Security published a thorough account of the security vulnerabilities plaguing the company.

The identity of those behind Gibson Security is unknown—the group appears to be little more than a moniker used by three hacker friends in Australia—but a member of the group responded to questions via email. He says that he and his friends have no formal training or qualifications, and are currently students. They are in no way affiliated with SnapchatDB, and don’t condone that entity’s release of user information. “But with Snapchat responding like it is,” my anonymous source writes, “it might be the wake up call it needs.”

The identity of SnapchatDB is also unknown but the group or person told TechCrunch that the hack was in direct response to the Gibson report and Snapchat’s nonchalant reaction…

via The Hackers Who Revealed Snapchat’s Security Flaws Received One Response From The Company…Four Months Later – Forbes.

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