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Snapchat Hacked Over The Holiday

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(Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The popular messaging app Snapchat was hacked over the New Year’s holiday.

Earlier this week, hackers reportedly published 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers on a website called snapchatdb.info, which has since been suspended. The breach came less than a week after security experts alerted Snapchat of a vulnerability and warned that such an attack could take place.

In response to the warning, Snapchat said in a blog post that it had implemented “various safeguards” over the past year that would make it more difficult to steal large sets of phone numbers.

But those measures appear to have fallen short.

Snapchat has been quiet following a security breach.

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