Snapchat Employee Data Leaked Following Phishing Scam

An anonymous reader writes: Snapchat suffered a huge data breach over the weekend after an employee fell victim to a phishing email scam which impersonated co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel requesting payroll information. While the video messaging app’s servers were unaffected and user data remained completely safe, both former and current employees were informed that some of their sensitive information had been leaked. Snapchat immediately reported the incident to the FBI and has offered affected staff two years of free identity theft insurance and monitoring. Snapchat admitted that it felt ‘real remorse and embarrassment’ that one of its employees had fallen for the attack, particularly as it takes privacy and security so seriously.

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