Indian Hackers Leaked Data Of 1.7 Million Snapchat Users
Snapchat, or maybe Slapchat as some people are calling it is currently going down by the minute. After the alleged comment started a fire in India, things have been pretty bleak.
Daily Mail shared a report that explained how a group of Indian hackers apparently hacked the Snapchat data of 1.7 million users. The hacked data is available on the dark web for those who can find it. Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown and Bobby Murphy, former students at Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc. People at the app company have not yet published any new official statement as of yet, but rumor has it that the hack might be true. The rating of the popular app has already gone down and even Spiegel's fiancée, Miranda Kerr has not been spared the wrath after users from India bombarded her with hate on her Instagram account. Wonder when the company will see good days again in India. For now, the anger of the common Snapchat user has been triggered, just a bit.
One of the principal concepts of the Snapchat app is that new pictures and new messages are only available for a short time before they become inaccessible. The prototype for Snapchat app was started by Spiegel and Brown as a project for one of Spiegel's classes at Stanford, where Spiegel was a product design major. It started as Picaboo, an app which users created a selfie that shared images that were explicitly short-lived and self-deleting. The temporary nature of the new pictures would, therefore, encourage frivolity and emphasize a more natural flow of interaction. When, in April 2011, Spiegel floated the product new idea in front of his class as a final project, the classmates focused on the impermanent aspect of the potential product and balked at the thought of temporary photos. Murphy was eventually brought into the project to write the source code for the application, and Picaboo first launched as an iOS-only app in July 2011 from Evan Spiegel's living room (who was still staying at home with his father when not away at school). The application was relaunched two months later under the name Snapchat.
In September 2016, Snapchat Inc. was renamed to Snap Inc., along with the introduction of the company's new hardware gadget, called Spectacles, which was a pair of smart glasses with a built-in camera that can record 10 seconds of video at a time. On February 20, 2017, the new Spectacles became available for purchase online. In August 2016, Snapchat launched Geostickers, which is a feature that lets its users send city-specific stickers in snaps and messages. Original launch cities included San Francisco which launched with 15 stickers, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Honolulu, Sydney, London, São Paulo, Paris, and Riyadh. Stories is another feature to Snapchat and are viewed in chronological order, with each segment being accessible for 24 hours. By summer 2014, both of the photo and video snaps presented to friends in the Stories functionality had surpassed the person to person private snaps as the most frequently-used function of the new service, with over one billion viewed per day, double the daily views tallied in April 2014.[In January of 2017, Snapchat also added search functionality and a new global live Our Story feature, in which any users can contribute.
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