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Popular app Snapchat hacked

Friday, January 03, 2014 - 00:44

Jan. 3 - Account information for 4.6 million users of the Snapchat app compromised in a security breach. Linda So reports.

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Snapchat is a popular app among teens that allows users to share photos and videos that self-destruct within seconds. But the social sharing app was hacked on New Year's Eve compromising millions of user accounts. An anonymous group called Snapchat DB posted the usernames and phone numbers of 4.6 million Snapchat users, including that of Lauren Montes. SOUNDBITE: SNAPCHAT HACKING VICTIM LAUREN MONTES, SAYING: "I'm going to delete my account and probably never have a snapchat again." The hacker group says it wanted to raise awareness about security holes in the app. Snapchat is promising to update its app following the massive security breach. SOUNDBITE: SNAPCHAT HACKING VICTIM LAUREN MONTES, SAYING: "I guess I'll just text people now." Security experts say if your information was compromised, you should delete your Snapchat account immediately.

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Popular app Snapchat hacked

Friday, January 03, 2014 - 00:44