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Revenge Against Snapchat: Indian Hackers Leak Database of 1.7 Million Users[/caption]
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel likely did not anticipate the price Snapchat would have to pay for him calling India a poor country. After massive numbers of Indians uninstalled the messaging app and dropped the ratings down to 1 star, anonymous Indian hackers claim to have leaked details of nearly 1.7 million Snapchat users.
According to Indian hackers, last year itself they had spotted a vulnerability in the Snapchat app and had siphoned off details of around 1.7 million users but did not release or leak the information.
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However, following Spiegal's statement that “This app is only for rich people. I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain,” the hackers took their revenge and leaked the database.
The anonymous hackers have further threatened to carry out an intensive strike against Snapchat until the Spiegal apologises for his remark.
Indian hackers are among the best in the world and are often hired by IT giants to look for loops in their system.