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Photo Sharing App Snapchat Hacked; Usernames, Cell Numbers Leaked

Updated: 01/01/2014 6:52 PM
Created: 01/01/2014 5:58 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

A popular photo-sharing app has been hit by hackers. Account information for 4.6 million Snapchat users appeared online Tuesday.

The app lets people share photos or short videos that disappear after a few seconds.

Usernames and at least partial phone numbers were available for download on a website.

By late Wednesday morning, the site had been suspended.

The hackers released a statement to technology blog, TechCrunch, saying they released the information in an effort to put pressure on Snapchat to beef up security.

Image: Snapchat

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