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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 16:53

Snapchat leak reveals phone numbers, usernames of 4.6 million users

 

snapchat users beware: someone has posted the phone numbers and usernames of more than 4.6 million accounts on the site SnapchatDB, freely available as an SQL dump or CSV text file for anyone to download. The last two digits of each phone number have been censored “in order to minimize spam and abuse,” but the owner of the database says that “under certain circumstances,” the site might be willing to release the uncensored records.

 

This giant leak comes just days after Gibson Security’s latest interview in which the company warns of Snapchat’s vulnerabilities. According to Gibson Security, the Snapchat team had taken far too long to address some very serious issues with the coding of the software, and had left the application wide open to exploits that could compromise user information. It has been less than a week since that interview, and now an entire database of phone numbers and usernames is just a click away.

 

 

 

http://news.yahoo.co...-140043668.html

 

UPDATE: SnapchatDB.info has been suspended and is no longer available.




#2 vetRadishTM

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 17:08

Another social experiment I'm glad I never got into (Y)



#3 dead.cell

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 17:23

Who wants to buy Snapchat now? :laugh:



#4 Top Qat

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 17:23

 

The last two digits of each phone number have been censored “in order to minimize spam and abuse,”

Then why publish the data in the first place? What else do they think the data will be used for?

 

Morons

 



#5 +_Alexander

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:06

Well, so the developers did nothing and now are paying the price? Good?



#6 dead.cell

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:19

Found more information off a subreddit.

 

Affected area codes:

('212', 'Manhattan', 1),
('213', 'Los Angeles', 1),
('217', 'Champaign-Urbana', 1),
('303', 'Boulder-Denver', 1),
('305', 'Miami', 1),
('310', 'Los Angeles', 1),
('312', 'Chicago', 1),
('315', 'Northern New York', 1),
('323', 'Downtown Los Angeles', 1),
('347', 'New York City', 1),
('415', 'San Francisco', 1),
('510', 'Oakland', 1),
('518', 'Northeastern New York State', 1),
('617', 'Southern Michigan', 1),
('618', 'Southern Illinois', 1),
('646', 'Manhattan', 1),
('650', 'Mountain View', 1),
('716', 'Buffalo', 1),
('718', 'Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn', 1),
('719', 'Southeastern Colorado', 1),
('720', 'Denver-Boulder', 1),
('754', 'Fort Lauderdale', 1),
('786', 'Miami', 1),
('815', 'Chicago Suburbs', 1),
('818', 'San Fernando Valley', 1),
('847', 'Northern Chicago Suburbs', 1),
('857', 'Boston', 1),
('909', 'Eastern Los Angeles', 1),
('914', 'Westchester County, NY', 1),
('917', 'New York City', 1),
('929', 'New York City', 1),
('951', 'Southern California', 1),
('954', 'Fort Lauderdale', 1),
('970', 'Western and Northern Colorado', 1),
('202', 'Washington DC', 0),
('203', 'Southwest Connecticut', 0),
('204', 'Manitoba', 0),
('205', 'Western Central Alabama', 0),
('206', 'Seattle', 0),
('207', 'Maine', 0),
('208', 'Idaho', 0),
('209', 'Eastern San Francisco', 0),
('317', 'Indianapolis', 0),
('318', 'Northern Louisiana', 0),
('319', 'Eastern Iowa', 0),
('320', 'Minnesota', 0),
('321', 'Central Florida', 0),
('325', 'Central Texas', 0),
('330', 'Eastern Ohio', 0),
('331', 'DuPage County, Illinois', 0),
('469', 'Dallas', 0),
('470', 'Georgia', 0),
('475', 'Southwestern Connecticut', 0),
('478', 'Central Georgia', 0),
('479', 'Northwestern Arkansas', 0),
('480', 'Central Arizona', 0),
('484', 'Pennsylvania', 0),
('605', 'South Dakota', 0),
('606', 'Eastern Kentucky', 0),
('607', 'Southern New York State', 0),
('608', 'Southwestern Wisconsin', 0),
('609', 'Eastern part of Southern New Jersey', 0),
('610', 'Pennsylvania', 0),
('612', 'Minneapolis', 0),
('732', 'Eastern part of central New Jersey', 0),
('734', 'Southeastern Michigan incl. Ann Arbor', 0),
('740', 'Southeastern Ohio', 0),
('747', 'San Fernando Valley, LA', 0),
('757', 'Southeastern Virginia', 0),
('760', 'Southeastern California', 0),
('762', 'Georgia', 0),
('863', 'Florida', 0),
('864', 'South Carolina', 0),
('865', 'Knoxville, Tennessee', 0),
('867', 'Canadian territories in the Arctic far north', 0),
('870', 'Arkansas', 0);

There was also a website listed for checking to see if you were affected: http://lookup.gibsonsec.org/

 

Hope people find this information useful.



#7 +Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:20

I know right? And to think, the staff here made him an M.V.C.    :shiftyninja:



#8 vetRadishTM

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 19:12

I know right? And to think, the staff here made him an M.V.C.    :shiftyninja:

 
I see what you did there :shiftyninja: :rofl:



#9 Kriz

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 19:48

What a shame, glad i only used it for that 1 week it was popular beginning of the year..



#10 +techbeck

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 18:29

Glad I never get hooked/involved in fads like this.



#11 Jack 0Neill

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:10

Gibson security lol

#12 Growled

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:01

They can't say they weren't warned. C'mon people, stay updated.



#13 hdca18

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:07

lets sue. Class action suit?





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