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.