March 8, 2014
A popular social-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. User names and at least partial phone numbers were available for download on a website.
By late Wednesday morning, that site had been suspended.
The hackers released a statement to technology blog, Techcrunch.
In it, they said they released the information in an effort to put pressure on Snapchat to beef up security.