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Snapchat Leaks Leave Company “devastated”

By piranha

19th December 2014

The hacking incident which took place just last month on the Sony Corporation saw employee salaries, emails and other information published for the rest of the world to see.

Sony isn’t the only one who has been seriously impacted by this leak, as details of Snapchat’s future business plans were also publicised.

Snapchat is a messaging app which allows you to send pictures to your friends. These pictures can be edited with text and art to make an entertaining image. Unlike other image apps, it only lets you view them once and has a time limit when you open the message.

Emails from the company were leaked during the hack and contained information on financial data and employee’s personal details. Snapchat’s future investments, which included a possible extension into the music label business, also came to light through the leak.

Snapchat’s founder, Evan Spiegel, has said he is “devastated” and “angry” about what has happened.

He took to Twitter to vent his frustration, saying; “I’ve been feeling a lot of things since our business plans were made public last night. I want to give you all a huge hug because keeping secrets is exhausting.’

‘Keeping secrets means coming home late, after working all day and night. Curling up with your loved ones, hanging out with your friends, and not being able to share all of the incredible things you’re working on. It’s painful, it’s tiring.’

‘It’s not fair that the people who try to build us up and break us down get a glimpse of who we really are. It’s not fair that people get to take away all the hard work we’ve done to surprise our community, family and friends.”

Sony has been criticised, not only by Snapchat, for their lack of online security. It seems that this is not the only thing that they are in trouble for, as emails speaking negatively about celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie were also publicised during the hacking. In the coming months the company will need to pull out all of the stops to restore trust in the company but perhaps it is already too late!

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