Snapchat Gives Official Comment On Recent Account Hacks

Snapchat has finally made an official blog post in response to the 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers that were recently leaked by an anonymous hacker.

Snapchat says it will first be releasing an updated version of the app that allows users to opt-out of the offending “Find Friends” feature.

We will be releasing an updated version of the Snapchat application that will allow Snapchatters to opt out of appearing in Find Friends after they have verified their phone number. We’re also improving rate limiting and other restrictions to address future attempts to abuse our service.

Snapchat also announced it is creating an easier way for security experts to get in touch with the company through the creation of a new dedicated e-mail address.

We want to make sure that security experts can get ahold of us when they discover new ways to abuse our service so that we can respond quickly to address those concerns. The best way to let us know about security vulnerabilities is by emailing us:

It’s unknown as to when exactly that update will be arriving.

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