Snapchat hackers take 4.6 million phone numbers

January 3, 2014 

Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the user names and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.

The breach occurred after security experts say they warned the company at least twice about a vulnerability in its system.

Snapchat’s seemingly detached response is causing some security specialists to wonder whether the relatively young company can handle the spotlight that it’s been thrust into over the last year as its service becomes enormously popular.

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