SnapChat Hacked API News: Are You Affected?
Hackers helped to expose personal data on millions of SnapChat users. Are you also affected by SnapChat Hacked API attack? Learn how to delete your account and see if your area was lucky to avoid being hacked or account being displayed publicly.
Hackers who discovered exploits that reveal details about app’s users come from Australia. They call their team Gibson Security. Their findings were shared with ZDNet but this didn’t help to save the information as someone compiles over 4 million records from ZnapChat [hacked API might have affected you].
Files with data on users are posted on the internet. Some of them have usernames / passcodes and phones of people who are using SnapChat. The files are offers as CSV or SQL. Some places aren’t on the list which means that your data is not leaked if you are from one of these 21 U.S. areas:
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
If you are from Canada and your area code is either 204 or 867 you are out of luck. A lot of U.S. users are also out of luck since 76 area codes are on the list. You should change your password if your are affected.
According to SnapChat reports, the exploit is being worked on. Developers are trying to patch it while users who are afraid of their personal data being lost can delete their account.
Delete SnapChat Account
Step 1. Open this page https://support.snapchat.com/delete-account – log in into your account.
Step 2. You’ll have to re-enter the passcode once again as such security requirements are.
Step 3. You Will see Delete My Account option. Press on it.
Step 4. A couple of moments later you will be notified that you have deleted your account successfully.
Step 5. It’s best to double check to be 100% sure you don’t have an account with SnapChat. Just try to log in once again with the old credentials. This attempt should fail.