"We may be Poor, But we are not Loser" Patriotic Indian Hackers Leaks 1.7 Million Snapchat Users' Data

April 18, 2017, Chennai

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April 18:  It seems like there is no end for Snapchat's nightmare. According to Independent news, some Indian hackers have hacked Snapchat database and revealed the personal details of 1.7 million Snapchat users on the deep web, in response to the app's CEO allegedly calling India a "poor country".


Snapchat denies this news, and also denies that CEO Evan Spiegel ever said the app was "only for rich people" and not for "poor countries like India and Spain", as Variety magazine reported.

But that hasn't stopped angry Indian consumers dragging the app's rating from five stars down to one on the Apple store, launching #UninstallSnapchat and #BoycottSnapchat campaigns on Twitter, and allegedly compromising nearly 2 million accounts.

A spokesperson for the $25 billion (£19 billion) app said in a statement: "This is ridiculous. Obviously, Snapchat is for everyone. It's available worldwide to download for free.

If the leak claims are true, this won't be the first time that the popular mobile photo-sharing service data has been compromised. In 2014, details of 4.6 million users were leaked on the Internet.