Well, we’ve been following the saga of the Snapchat exploits for a bit now and there is a new development. A list of 4.6 million phone numbers and matching usernames from users of the Snapchat app are now being offered on a website called SnapchatDB.info.
You guessed it, the info was collected using the API exploit that we told you about last week. It is being offered as an SQL dump (around 40 MB) or as a CSV text file. According to the site, the information contains usernames matched up with phone numbers. The site rightly points out that since many people use the same username on sites like Facebook and Twitter, you could find the phone number of a user if you wanted to. The hackers redacted the last two numbers of each phone number, but said that there might be a time when it reveals all of the numbers.
Gibson securities tried to warn Snapchat about the exploits, but the warning seems to have fallen on deaf ears. These hackers may be trying to send Snapchat a message and raise awareness. That’s what they claim at least. Maybe they will pay attention now.
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