Miffed with Snapchat CEO, Indian hackers claim to have leaked data of 1.7 million app users
Shashank Shekhar reports:
Anonymous Indian hackers claim to have leaked database of 1.7 million Snapchat users, which they hacked last year.
The move by Indian hackers came in retaliation to Snapchat’s CEO Evan Spiegel’s remark on expanding the business to “poor countries” like India. According to Indian hackers, they had found vulnerability in Snapchat database last year and had siphoned details of 1.7 million users. Hackers leaked and made this data based available on the darknet to mark their resentment against company’s remark for India.
Read more on India Today. Note that Snapchat has not confirmed any successful hack and leak, but they are definitely in reputation damage control mode, including denying that the CEO ever made the comment a former employee alleges he made.
So far, DataBreaches.net has been unable to confirm that any such database has been leaked, but there are so many places were it could be…
Update April 18: Still no evidence of any data dump, so this is looking more and more like a hoax claim.