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Snapchat database leak claims to contain 4.6 million phone numbers and usernames

Link to see if your username was in said leaked database here...
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Last week security researchers published a way to skim Snapchat's full database, and it appears someone did it before the vulnerability -- which, according to those researchers had been known for months -- was addressed. A website called SnapchatDB! has appeared posting SQL/CSV files that it claims contain the username and associated phone number for a "vast majority" of the service's users, with the last two digits of the numbers obscured. Snapchat eventually admitted that such a hack was theoretically possible, but said additional countermeasures and safeguards it's implemented would make that harder to do. That amounts to 4.6 million pairs, although actually downloading the files to actually use them or verify the claim seems impossible, presumably due to an overload of traffic.

We don't know who is behind the website (its WHOIS record is hidden by WHOISGuard), but the homepage claims this release is happening to "raise awareness" of the fact that companies should be more careful with the private information of their users. As the site mentions, even the info included could be enough to figure out someone's phone number from their username (if it's also used publicly on Twitter, for example), especially problematic for those with unlisted numbers. They also have not ruled out releasing the uncensored database "under certain circumstances," so if you've ever used the service this may be something to keep an eye out for.

Update: Developers Robbie Trencheny and Will Smeindlein have worked up a searchable database to see if your info is among those captured. It's accessible here, and searches by username, apparently based on the SQL file uploaded. Our friends at TechCrunch apparently found at least one writer's info in the database, although a Reddit user who grabbed the file suggests only certain area codes are affected.
 

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Wirelessly posted

Glad i dont use it. I think the pictures would be more worrisome no?
 

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IIRC picture files are never actually stored on the snapchat server so there's no way to actually hack them like that. This is related to the release of user data - usernames, phone numbers - and not content.
 

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If you're over 16, you probably don't have an ID there.... or you're a pedo
I have an ID there but only cos a really hot girl at work said "have you got snap chat? You should totally add me so I can send you pictures and stuff" and then she just sent me pictures of her desk with "OMG Desk! ROFL" written on them :(
 

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Wirelessly posted :)sponge:)

Plezz said:
If you're over 16, you probably don't have an ID there.... or you're a pedo
I have an ID there but only cos a really hot girl at work said "have you got snap chat? You should totally add me so I can send you pictures and stuff" and then she just sent me pictures of her desk with "OMG Desk! ROFL" written on them :(
That's the saddest story I've heard today.
 

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Or not boring as all fuck? :lol:
The day SnapChat is considered "interesting" is the day I eat a bullet. It's an app that 17 year old dolts use to send duckfaces to each other between classes and nothing more. I've yet to see someone give me one good reason I "totally need to get on board with it"
 

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The day SnapChat is considered "interesting" is the day I eat a bullet. It's an app that 17 year old dolts use to send duckfaces to each other between classes and nothing more. I've yet to see someone give me one good reason I "totally need to get on board with it"
This. People do pretty brilliant stuff with Vine, but SnapChat is just a goofy way to communicate that teenagers are into.

Or, as someone on Facebook put it: SnapChat is just for nudes and poops, right?
 

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Now that you mention it, you're right I forgot: my (adult) roommates use it to send each other pictures of their faces during shits.

So, yeah, it's totally not a fad
 

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I don't use it and I know you guys are off your rocker :lol:
Some of the shit I see bouncing around on there is awesome.
 
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