If one of your friends randomly sends you a photo of a smoothie on Snapchat, don’t go to the URL on the picture. It’s a hack that has affected several accounts, as a Twitter search shows.
Wired writer Joe Brown was one of the users who suffered a Snapchat fruiting. A Snapchat spokesperson told him that the startup did not see any evidence of “brute-force tactics,” and that someone had likely gotten ahold of his email and password and accessed his account on the first try. We’ve emailed Snapchat for more information.
The spam looks like this (once again, don’t go to the URL).
Thanks eveybody I’m definitely visiting snapfroot pic.twitter.com/vfio4vBJha
— dan jacovelli (@danjacovelli) February 12, 2014
This is the latest of several high-profile hacking incidencts Snapchat has suffered. Back in December, millions of users’ phone numbers were exposed by a group that wanted to call attention…
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