Millions of Snapchat users' information hacked

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

(CNN)- A popular social-sharing app has been hit by hackers.

Account information for 4.6 million snapchat users appeared online Tuesday. User names and at least partial phone numbers were available for download on a website. As of late Wednesday morning that website had been suspended.

The app lets people share photos or short vidoes that disappear after a few seconds.

The hackers released a statement to technology blog, "TechCrunch." In the statement, they said they released the information in an effort to put pressure on Snapchat to beef up security.

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