Snapchat was hacked by some unknown hackers who had accessed 4.6 million usernames along with phone numbers of the Apps users. This information is of US youngsters who used to use this App to send images and photos to their friends and circles.
Recently the Blog page of Snapchat App posted the following message “We are sorry for any problems this issue may have caused you and we really appreciate your patience and support,”
Mean while they said to their clients to adjust their settings to determine who can send Snaps to them as plenty people had reported of Snap spam coming in to their account. To avoid those unwanted Snapchat it has been recommended to set the account “Only My Friends”.
The Snapchat is used by millions of users believing that those images and videos which they had sent will vanish from the receivers Smartphone or like those devices. Actually the myth had no truth in it. First of all the unopened messages will stay in their servers for nearly 30 days. Also there are many ways to capture it by the receiver like getting a screen shot of it. Snapchat messages and photos are not deleted permanently. Even the Snapchat admitted in their Blog post “if you’ve ever tried to recover lost data after accidentally deleting a drive or maybe watched an episode of CSI, you might know that with the right forensic tools, it’s sometimes possible to retrieve data after it has been deleted.”
In the mean time there are stories that the Snapchat, last year had turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook. In another one they say that the search giant Google had offered $4 billion for it.