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Snapchat Customers In Ireland Warned About "Clever" Phishing Attack That's Ruining Accounts

By Darragh Berry

February 19, 2018 at 4:36pm

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If you don't want your Snapchat account to become someone elses business, then you need to be updated on this latest scam. 

The Verge is reporting that more than 55,000 Snapchat users have had their login details exposed as a result of a clever "phishing" scam. 

This is when hackers use online methods to trick users into giving up private information. 

The attack has tricked customers into handing over their details, which the company has since apologised for.  

The scam site involved in this breach of information is called klkviral.org and it posted a list of 55,851 Snapchat accounts – with usernames and passwords – to a phishing website.

Users were sent links that, when clicked, would take them to a fake Snapchat login screen. If people entered their details, their username and password was sent straight to the hackers. 

In a statement, a Snapchat spokesperson said: “We are very sorry when anyone is tricked by phishing.

“While we can’t prevent people from sharing their Snapchat credentials with third parties, we do have advanced defenses to detect and prevent suspicious activity.

“We encourage Snapchatters to always use strong passwords, enable login Verification, and never use third-party apps or plugins.

They also warned people to change their password and make sure that their new password is something very different to anything they have used before.

They also stated that different passwords should be used for different services as a breach of one could expose your other accounts. 

They also advise against clicking any unexpected links sent to you in Snapchat.

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