If the words of some anonymous hackers are to believed, they have just leaked database of 1.7 million Snapchat users, which they had hacked last year. This act comes in retaliation to Sapchat CEO’s Evan Spiegel derogatory comment, where he called India poor and didn’t want to expand his services in India.
The report which is published in India Today gives a detailed insight into the hacking. According to the hackers, they had found a vulnerability in Snapchat database last year and had siphoned details of 1.7 million users.
Hackers leaked and made this data based available on the darknet to mark their resentment against company’s remark for India. They have also threatened to carry out more intensive strikes against Snapchat till Evan doesn’t apologize to India.However, Snapchat has denied these claims and says it hasn’t recorded any leaks or hack yet. It has also denied the accusations which have been levied on its CEO and termed them completely baseless. A Snapchat spokesperson said,
“This is ridiculous. Obviously, Snapchat is for everyone! It’s available worldwide to download for free,” an international spokesperson of Snap said in a statement. “Those words were written by a disgruntled former employee. We are grateful for our Snapchat community in India and around the world.”