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Snapchat hacked in tasty smoothie caper

Feb 13, 2014 // Andrew Stroup

Fruit-based hacks extended their reach this week with scores of SnapChat users receiving pictures of smoothies that link to shady websites. This hack comes in the wake of last year’s Instagram infiltration that left users seeing apples and bananas (along with other types of fruit as well).

SnapChat acknowledged the hack, saying in a statement to TheNextWeb that “Yesterday a small number of our users experienced a spam incident where unwanted photos were sent from their accounts. Our security team deployed additional measures to secure accounts. We recommend using unique and strong passwords to prevent abuse.”

Twitter has been abuzz with the latest and greatest on this SnapChat fiasco. If you’ve received a smoothie picture don’t click on the link, and if you think your account’s been affected, reset your password ASAP.