Last week, we spoke of a deadly exploit on Snapchat which allowed third party sources with malicious intentions to hack and access user information, including personal phone numbers. However, the Snapchat team was not too serious about it and denied those claims. But now, in order to gain their attention and prove the original point, some people have hacked and posted over 4.6 million user information along with phone numbers from Snapchat. These usernames and data were put on an online database called SnapchatDB, which has now been taken down. As the hackers were only trying to make a point, they were kind enough to censor out the last few digits of the usernames and phone numbers, but this has certainly started ringing the alarm bells for the Snapchat team.
The app is used widely by Android and iOS users as an image sharing service where a user can see images only for a predetermined time. For this particular reason, the app has been immensely popular with teenagers around the world. Hopefully, this new revelation will make the folks at Snapchat HQ start working on a fix soon.
Source: SnapchatDB! (now taken down)