If you use Snapchat you may want to check and see if your user name and phone number was stolen by hackers, as CNN and other news media are reporting a major data breach of the mobile app. Those hackers then posted a database sharing the information for some 4.6 million users online. There is a way to check and see if your info was stolen from this website put up by Gibson Security.
CNN is reporting the hack was seemingly intended to urge Snapchat to tighten its security measures.
“Our motivation behind the release was to raise the public awareness around the issue, and also put public pressure on Snapchat to get this exploit fixed. It is understandable that tech startups have limited resources but security and privacy should not be a secondary goal. Security matters as much as user experience does,” the hackers said in a statement to technology blog TechCrunch.