Snapchat is one of the flagship applications of 2013. It allows you to send short-lived messages and photos that fade after a few seconds. Millions of users use the app daily to send each other often very private content. The craze is such around Snapchat that Facebook and Google were ready, a few weeks ago, to put between 3 and 4 billion dollars to acquire it. A group of hackers has just put a stop to the success of Snapchat by hacking the database and making public the identifiers and telephone numbers of 4.6 million accounts. snapchat The hacker group called has therefore
published a vast database of 4.6 million users containing usernames and telephone numbers. The database has been made public on Reddit and on phone number list a website: snapchatdb.info. It is also interesting to note that Snapchat has been warned several times about the weakness of their security. The application has always ignored these warnings by ensuring that its databases were well protected. This incident should once again make us reflect on the use and misappropriation of our personal data.
Despite the apparent anonymity that reigns on Snapchat, it is still possible to have access to personal information. Finally, note that if you are a French user, your data is a priori not compromised since the leak only concerns US accounts. Snapchat hasn't commented on the leak so far, but should definitely put the security of its service