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Snapchat apologizes for extra spam, denies link to recent data breach

There has been an uptick in Snapchat-related spam, which the company has apologized for, though stopped short of saying it was due to a recent breach.

Published Mon, Jan 13 2014 3:01 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Online chat service Snapchat has apologized for increased spam hitting users, but denies there is a connection to a recent username data breach.

Snapchat apologizes for extra spam, denies link to recent data breach | TweakTown.com

"We've heard some complaints over the weekend about an increase in Snap Spam on our service," the company said in a recent blog post. "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."

Snapchat engineers are likely working to crack down on spam accounts - and prevent future data breaches - though some users have been rattled and abandoned the service. Snapchat said increasing spam is a sign of a "quickly growing service," and recommended users switch to "Only My Friends" in the account settings panel.

The Snapchat user database was recently compromised and affected 4.6 million users, with contact information published online.

NEWS SOURCE:blog.snapchat.com

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