Snap Employee Data Exposed After Document Company Elevate Breach


Short-lived messaging app Snap had exposed employee data through a breach at a third-party document analytics firm, according to a document reviewed by Reuters Thursday.

Snap, developer of Snapchat, said Elevate, a document analytics company, had told an unauthorized party that an unauthorized party gained access to some of Elevate’s computer systems in March 2022, according to a Sept. 13 letter to a former employee. That employee was told that their name, address, employment history and information about benefits may have been in the files involved.

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The letter said Snap is terminating its relationship with Elevate, which also provides services to law firms, its website said.

A Snap spokesperson only confirmed that an unspecified third-party vendor experienced a data breach in which “personal information of some of our current and former team members was released,” adding that no Snapchat users were affected.

Snap said it had notified affected people and would not use the supplier for similar services in the future.

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An Elevate spokesperson declined to comment.

Reuters was unable to immediately determine who else received the letter or how many other employees or former employees may have been affected by the breach.

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