Snapchat’s Employee Data Stolen

March 04, 2016
Kevin Lam

Last Friday someone sent a phishing attack email to one of Snapchat’s payroll department employees impersonating their CEO Even Spiegel requesting for employee information. That employee complied and sent the attacker information on 700 current and former employees.

One thing that really stood out, especially in today’s CYA culture, was that Snapchat owned up to the mistake and apologized. Good on you Snapchat!