Snapchat to update app in wake of security breach
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Snapchat said on Thursday it would be releasing an updated version of its hit app after hackers accessed the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million accounts.
The numbers were partially masked when they were briefly published on SnapchatDB.info.
In a blog post, Snapchat confirmed the New Year's Eve breach and said no other information was leaked or accessed.
It did not specify when it would be issuing the updated version of the app, which allows people to send smartphone photos or video snippets timed to self-destruct 10 seconds or less after being opened.