Indian Hackers Claim To Have Leaked 1.7 Million Snapchat Users Data
Snapchat is going through one of its worst weeks in a while. First the ratings of its app took a nose dive in the fallout of its CEO’s alleged comment calling Indians poor ( read more about it here ) and now, reports are coming in that a hacker group has released details of around a million accounts.
White Hat Hackers
According to reports coming in, the leak contains user details of approximately 1.7 million accounts. The group that has leaked the details seems to be a white hat hacker group. White hat hackers usually hack into software systems to find loopholes that can be exploited and then report them for a reward. From the reports so far, we gather this particular group is considered to be one of the top white hat hacking groups around.
The report alleges that this data was acquired a while ago and has only now been released as a retaliation to Evan Spiegel’s comments. However, Snapchat is yet to officially confirm that any breach has taken place nor has there been any external confirmation of a breach whatsoever. Therefore, take this news with a pinch of salt for now.
The Controversy over the comments
Meanwhile Snapchat is still reeling over the comments which people have take offence to. It should be noted however, that these comments are only attributed to Evan Spiegel. There is no evidence that he’s actually said it, with the company officially denying it as well. The app has still faced the brunt through #BoycottSnapchat and #Uninstall_Snapchat trending on twitter over the weekend and the app ratings hitting the lowest possible in India & 2 out of 5 in the US.