What to do if you’re the victim of a hack of a snap chat account, which has been widely reported on in recent weeks?
Read more:How to hack an account on snapchatWhat to do when your phone is hackedWhat to know about the SnapChat security breachA group of hackers, who have been identified as the hackers behind the hacking of a number of popular messaging apps, are believed to have breached a number Snapchat accounts.
According to reports, the group gained access to the accounts of users of Snapchat, Instagram and Snapchat-owned Snapchat Stories.
The attackers gained access using a technique known as a denial of service attack, which attempts to overload the computer systems of a target network with requests for resources to be consumed.
“We were able to get into all of Snapchat’s accounts,” Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel told CNN.
“The reason why is that we have an infrastructure built for us to have an extremely high level of security.
We’re able to do that because we’re building a security architecture that’s designed to handle this kind of data, so we have very robust security in place.”
While it’s unclear whether the attacks are related to the recent Snapchat data breach, the hackers were able access accounts belonging to users of other popular messaging services, including Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
“This is not a one-off incident,” Snapchat security researcher Alex Fowler told CNN at the time.
“There’s been a number, it’s not an isolated incident.”
In a separate report published by CNN, security researchers at ThreatConnect said that their research suggested that the group behind the Snapchat data breaches could have been responsible for breaching more than a dozen other messaging apps.
“The most common method of intrusion we found involved the attackers getting access to accounts and using those accounts to send and receive messages and photos,” the researchers said in their report.
“We have not found any evidence of a Snapchat data leak from this particular attack.
We found that Snapchat data leaks are a common tactic among malicious actors in the social network.”
Snapchat declined to comment on the reports.