If you are worried about you number being leaked via SnapChat by hack hit this link and enter your username and find out if your account was hacked. A whooping 4.6 million phone numbers have been hacked from the popular photo service Snapchat along with their usernames.
This won’t be great news for this New Year for all the Snapchat users. In the end of the 2013, Snapchat published a blog post saying that the company has acknowledged the concerns of security experts. They reported that the app’s new Finding Friends feature was very much vulnerable to attack, this feature from Snapchat allows the users to upload their address book contacts so that Snapchat can inform them about the other users from their contacts using this application.
Theoretically, if someone were able to upload a huge set of phone numbers, like every number in an area code, or every possible number in the U.S., they could create a database of the results and match usernames to phone numbers that way., wrote the blog-post.
Later this vulnerability was exposed, a database matching 4.6 million Snapchat user’s phone numbers along with their usernames was published online. This was done to raise the awareness about the Snapchat’s service that is insecure leading to this action.
Gibson Security tweeted that they had nothing to do with the hack, but that it was just “a matter of time.” I emailed to ask what they thought of the database release, and they responded, “We’re not terribly happy, but we feel this incident was somewhat inevitable. We don’t think it was the right thing to do, but it’s certainly going to bring a lot more press to the way companies respond to exploits and especially how Snapchat has handled the situation.”
If your number and username has been leaked out then you can delete your Snapchat account, but it won’t remove your details from the database. We would also suggest you not to use the application and increase your security levels in other social networks by going in to accounts settings. This should bring awareness to all the companies and raise their security levels.
So was your account hacked? Check with the Link here. Wish that you see the message as follows: