tech2 News StaffApr 17, 2017 15:42:09 IST
Following the events after the alleged remarks made by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, according to an allegedly disgruntled ex-employee, anonymous Indian hackers are now claiming to have leaked a database of 1.7 million Snapchat users. According to a report, the hack was done last year.
The Indian hackers said that there was a vulnerability in Snapchat's database last year revealing details of 1.7 million users. The data has been leaked on the darknet as a move to retaliate the company's remark against India.
All of this began when there was an allegation made by a former Snap Inc. employee, Anthony Pompliano, who accused Snap Inc CEO Evan Spiegel of making this statement: “This app is only for rich people. I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.”
The hackers also went on to say that they had found the bug long back but had not misused it. However, the comments made by the Snapchat CEO provoked the hackers to leak the data.
Snapchat has however not confirmed about any leak or hack as of yet.
Snap Inc has come on record to dismiss these allegations as false. “This is ridiculous. Obviously Snapchat is for everyone! It’s available worldwide to download for free,” said the Snap Inc. statement.
It has also alleged that Pompliano worked with Snapchat for only three weeks, and that these allegations were nothing but the rants of a disgruntled employee.
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