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Find out if your Snapchat account was hacked

While you were waiting in an eternal line at the liquor store on Monday, pondering your very existence and slowly coming to the realization that, if hell is real, it probably bears a great resemblance to that exact moment, someone was busy ruining the lives of high schoolers everywhere (FML) by hacking into millions of Snapchat accounts.

Find out if your Snapchat account was hacked

In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for photos, in Los Angeles. Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father´s house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel´s fast-growing mobile app lets users send photos, videos and messages that disappear a few seconds after they are received (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for photos, in Los Angeles. Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father's house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel's fast-growing mobile app lets users send photos, videos and messages that disappear a few seconds after they are received (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

While you were waiting in an eternal line at the liquor store on Monday, pondering your very existence and slowly coming to the realization that, if hell is real, it probably bears a great resemblance to that exact moment, someone was busy ruining the lives of high schoolers everywhere (FML) by hacking into millions of Snapchat accounts.

A site called SnapchatDB.info has saved usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts and made the information available for download. In a statement to us, SnapchatDB says that it got the information through a recently identified and patched Snapchat exploit and that it is making the data available in an effort to convince the messaging app to beef up its security. [TechCrunch]

Now, if you're so inclined, you can check out a database to find out if the personal information linked to your sexting Snapchat account has been compromised.

Called GS Lookup - Snapchat, the tool lets users enter their username before scanning the leaked list for a match. 

If the account features on the list, the person's corresponding phone number will be displayed.

But if the details weren't included in the leak, they'll see a 'You're Safe' message. [Daily Mail]

Good luck, you guys.

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