Hackers get 4.6 million Snapchat users' numbers


Hackers have got their hands on 4.6 million Snapchat account usernames and phone numbers - and put the details online for a short while.

A website called SnapchatDB posted the data, but with the last two digits of each phone number censored.

The site has since been taken offline.

The hack comes after an Australian company, Gibson Security, warned of flaws in the app which meant it could be hacked.

Gibson Security said that it was not behind the attack.

Snapchat said that it had taken measures to protect users' data.

Snapchat is an app that allows users to send pictures that will be automatically deleted after they have been received and viewed.

More on This Story

  • Newsround logoWatch Newsround

    Watch the latest update from Newsround, CBBC's news programme for children.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.