Recently, an anonymous Indian hacker has released almost 1.7 million Snapchat users’ data on the deep Web. Well, this incidence is said to be a repercussion of CEO Evan Spiegel’s alleged India-related statements.
Indian Hackers Leaks 1.7 Million Snapchat Users’ Data
A few days ago, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel made some unusual comments regarding India. Ex-Snapchat employee Anthony Pompliano said that in the year 2015, when he asked Evan Spiegel about the slow growth of Snapchat in India market he said “Snapchat is only for rich people, I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain”
Well, right after the comment #uninstallsnapchat started trending on Facebook and Twitter in no time. Indian users have started to uninstall a Snapchat app from their phone and went to app stores to give the app poor ratings.
Recently, an anonymous Indian hacker has released almost 1.7 million Snapchat users’ data on the deep Web. Well, this incidence is said to be a repercussion of CEO Evan Spiegel’s alleged India-related remarks.
The reports came from The Daily Mail, the group of hackers from India have orchestrated the hack previous year, as part of a white hat operation to find exploits in the software. The reports also indicate that the group behind the hack is one of the top bug bounty research teams.
The hackers have leaked the previously unused data for free, in order to show their displeasure for Evan Spiegel’s comments. However, Snapchat hasn’t confirmed any breach has taken place. So, we have to wait for some more time to know more about the hack.
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