Just after Snapchat was boasting about it’s potential investors about it’s ephemeral social application which has some 8 billion daily video views, the company has admitted that it fell prey to a phishing attempt. In a post on the company’s blog last Friday, someone impersonating the ghostly app’s CEO emailed the payroll department and requested and received information about some of its staff.
The blog also emphasized that it’s servers were not breached in any manner nor was any information compromised. Just that current employees in the company might only be the ones to worry about their own infos getting into the hands of the ghost CEO mailer.
And for that matter, Snapchat is providing two years of identity theft monitoring and insurance as a way of saying it’s sorry to the folks affected. There’s no word on exactly how many people’s identities were compromised.
In order to prevent social engineering from getting the best of employees in the future, Snapchat says its going to redouble its already rigorous training procedures over the coming weeks.