Hackers allegedly access Snapchat’s database, leak information on 4.6 million users

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Less than a week ago, a hacker group published the previously undocumented API from messaging service Snapchat and two security exploits that expose personal information about customers who use the service. Five days later, those exploits may have allowed the people or person at SnapchatDB to compile 4.6 million Snapchat records and post them to the internet.The information posted on the website snapchatdb.info allegedly contains the phone number and usernames of over 4.6 million Snapchat users. The data is available as a SQL dump or a CSV file and can be downloaded by anyone with an internet connection. The last two digits on the phone numbers are obscured, but the unaltered database is supposedly available to interested parties who contact SnapchatDB.

Early analysis of the data suggests the leaked data only contains information on a subset of Snapchat users. An noted by Reddit users, the database includes only area codes from users in North America. Of those users, there are two Canadian area codes and only 76 of the 322 available US area codes. Over 200 US area codes are not represented in the database.

Snapchat confirmed that it was aware of the exploit and patched it. The company downplayed its significance in a recent blog post. SnapchatDB said its information was compiled using “the recently patched Snapchat exploit” and it was being published in order to “raise awareness on the issue.”

[Via The Verge and Jonas Wasser]

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  • toker@weed.org

    I parsed the 4,609,621 lines file.

    Data has been published for the following regions:

    Arkansas

    Boston

    Boulder-Denver

    Bronx

    Buffalo

    Canadian territories in the Arctic far north

    Central Arizona

    Central Florida

    Central Georgia

    Central Texas

    Champaign-Urbana

    Chicago

    Chicago Suburbs

    Dallas

    Denver-Boulder

    Downtown Los Angeles

    DuPage County

    Eastern Iowa

    Eastern Kentucky

    Eastern Los Angeles

    Eastern Ohio

    Eastern part of central New Jersey

    Eastern part of Southern New Jersey

    Eastern San Francisco

    Florida

    Fort Lauderdale

    Georgia

    Idaho

    Indianapolis

    Knoxville

    Los Angeles

    Maine

    Manhattan

    Manitoba

    Miami

    Minneapolis

    Minnesota

    Mountain View

    New York City

    Northeastern New York State

    Northern Chicago Suburbs

    Northern Louisiana

    Northern New York

    Northwestern Arkansas

    Oakland

    Pennsylvania

    San Fernando Valley

    San Fernando Valley

    San Francisco

    Seattle

    South Carolina

    South Dakota

    Southeastern California

    Southeastern Colorado

    Southeastern Michigan incl. Ann Arbor

    Southeastern Ohio

    Southeastern Virginia

    Southern California

    Southern Illinois

    Southern Michigan

    Southern New York State

    Southwest Connecticut

    Southwestern Connecticut

    Southwestern Wisconsin

    Washington DC

    Westchester County

    Western and Northern Colorado

    Western Central Alabama

    Or by area code:

    202

    203

    204

    205

    206

    207

    208

    209

    212

    213

    217

    303

    305

    310

    312

    315

    317

    318

    319

    320

    321

    323

    325

    330

    331

    347

    415

    469

    470

    475

    478

    479

    480

    484

    510

    518

    605

    606

    607

    608

    609

    610

    612

    617

    618

    646

    650

    716

    718

    719

    720

    732

    734

    740

    747

    754

    757

    760

    762

    786

    815

    818

    847

    857

    863

    864

    865

    867

    870

    909

    914

    917

    929

    951

    954

    970

    frack snapchat.

  • Wyatt

    snapchatdb.info domain has been suspended. Any other links to the data?

  • http://ecelltech.blogspot.com/ e_cell Tech

    Good to know that Snapchat is already patching it up. But, I get the point of these hackers. Snapchat is used for sharing private stuff. Its security should be a well-thought one. I’ve never actually used this app and might not actually use it at all.