Snapchat Security Blunder: How to Stop the Spam

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It’s been a rough couple of weeks for popular photo-based chat app Snapchat. First, the network suffered a major hack it was warned against months prior. Now, Snapchat users are suffering a deluge of spam that the company insists is unrelated to the earlier attack.

“We’ve heard some complaints over the weekend about an increase in Snap Spam on our service,” the company explained on its blog. “We want to apologize for any unwanted Snaps and let you know our team is working on resolving the issue. As far as we know, this is unrelated to the Find Friends issue we experienced over the holidays.”

This past holiday season, 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and cell phone numbers were leaked to the public by means of a hacker datadump. The attack occurred via the app’s Find Friends option, which lets you search for people you know via their phone…

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