Snapchat, Skype Have Security Breach

Source: Nancy Blair and Brett Molina / USA Today

SAN FRANCISCO — Several million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers were apparently leaked online late Tuesday night.

Several outlets including The Verge reported that 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers were posted as a downloadable database by so-far anonymous hackers. The site where the database was posted appeared to be down on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, it wasn’t the only popular tech service having a difficult start to the new year. The official blog and social network accounts for Microsoft’s Web calling service Skype appear to have been breached.

A post published Wednesday on the official Skype blog featured the headline, “Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army.. Stop Spying!”

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