Snapchat hacked because Indians didn’t find the $25 billion (£19 billion) app CEO Evan Spiegel Comment funny.
Unknown Indian hackers recently claimed to have leaked the personal details of 1.7 million Snapchat users on the deep web in retaliation to the snapchat CEO comment calling India a poor country.
According to the report reaching us from Variety magazine, Snapchat has denied the hack of its app and also denied that CEO Evan Spiegel ever said the app was “only for rich people” and not for “poor countries like India and Spain”
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Indians are still angry about this, till date they are still running campaigns on twitter #UninstallSnapchat and #BoycottSnapchat and this has affected snapchat customers close to million accounts, and has resulted customers dragging the app’s rating from five stars down to one on the Apple store.
“This is ridiculous. Obviously, Snapchat is for everyone. It’s available worldwide to download for free. “Those words were written by a disgruntled former employee. We are grateful for our Snapchat community in India and around the world.” This was statements made by snapchat spokesperson.
According to research independent.co.uk on Snapchat statistics, it was estimated 300 million people use the app at least once per month, while 2.5 billion snaps are sent every single day – or 30,000 per second.
75 per cent of those users who send a Snap every day are in North America or Europe. It was estimated that Indian Snapchat user has the statistics of 4 million.
In 2013, hackers gained access to 4.6 million Snapchat accounts, posting an edited version of this data on a publicly accessible website and forcing the corporation to issue an apology.