Snap Chat and Skype Hacked

The cyber attack on the popular social media sites has affected millions of users.
3:00 | 01/02/14

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story. Two high-profile attacks on social media affecting millions of users. Abc's chief business correspondent, rebecca jarvis, is here with details. Reporter: Good morning. Troubling news for anyone who has used the photo sharing app, snapchat. It's a hugely popular app, that deletes photos after you view them. So big, that facebook wanted to buy it for $3 billion. Hackers have gained user data. Posing phone numbers and user names for 4.6 million snapchat accounts online. Experts say the breach doesn't affect every user. But the biggest threat for those who have been affected, the hackers can gain access to apps like facebook and twitter since user names are often the time. There's another breach involving skype. Skype's twitter and facebook accounts were hacked with posts allegedly written by the syrian electronic army. Skype has fixed the breach. And reassured users none of their info was compromised. They apologized for the inconvenience. Rebecca jarvis, thanks to you.

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