Snapchat Hacked over Chief Executive Describing India Poverty-Stricken
A very big and profusely visited service for social networking, Snapchat is yet again being highly noticed. However, this time, the reasons to be noticed are all wrong as hashtags like #BoycottSnapchat and #Uninstall_Snapchat, as well as tweets urge Web-surfers towards abandoning the application.
One syndicate of hackers within India has posted 1.7m Snapchat users' personal details following the company's chief executive officer apparently describing the country poverty stricken.
A highly prolific bug bounty searcher, the hackers' syndicate hunts to discover security flaws inside services and software that IT majors make.
Apparently, Snapchat's security flaw got found in 2016; however, did not get reported at the officials' end. Presently, that very vulnerability has got abused for stealing user data from Snapchat. There's as well a demand from the hackers that the chief executive says sorry otherwise there will be a strong strike launched against Snapchat. Hitherto, the social networking platform itself has not substantiated any data exposure while a formal comment from it is awaited. Hackread.com posted this, April 18, 2017.
E-mailing to Newsweek, CEO Ilia Kolochenko of High-Tech Bridge a security company stated that hitherto, the allegations were that there had been 1.7m hijacked user accounts that was not even 1% of Snapchat visitors.
According to the CEO, it instead appears as one fake database accumulated based on earlier leaked databases, like one minor data hack through one specific Snapchat server alternatively a staff member's computer, or the professional social networking website LinkedIn.
In the meantime, Snapchat continues to wobble over the remarks that have been offending people. Notably though, the remarks are solely accounted to Mr. Evan Spiegel. No clue exists supporting he really said it, while Snapchat formally denies it too. There's yet the brunt the application faced via #Uninstall_Snapchat and #BoycottSnapchat coming on twitter.com even as its ratings came down to the minimum in India while ranked no.2 out of five applications within USA.
And in case the leakage is true then it means a second time when the widely visited mobile photo-sharing site has had its data hijacked. During 2014, hackers exposed 4.6m users' details over the Web.
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