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Snapchat's Evan Spiegel "Angry" and "Devastated" Over Email Leak

The Snapchat CEO shared his reaction to the leak on Twitter Wednesday.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has been dragged into the Sony cyber attack, and he’s pretty upset about it.

Details about Snapchat’s business were released during the latest batch of private emails leaked by hackers from Sony CEO Michael Lynton on Tuesday. Lynton is a Snapchat board member and used his Sony email address to communicate about sensitive Snapchat information.

Spiegel, a very private person, addressed Snapchat’s staff Wednesday morning to discuss the leak, and then shared his thoughts in a memo of sorts via Twitter, writing he was both “angry” and “devastated” that important company info is now public. Spiegel was so upset that he wrote he was close to tears.

From the memo he shared on Twitter:

“It’s not fair that the people who try to build us up and break us down get a glimpse of who we really are. It’s not fair that people get to take away all the hard work we’ve done to surprise our community, family, and friends. It’s not fair that people steal our secrets and make public that which we desire to remain private.”

Spiegel did not specify which bits of leaked information he was referring to in the note.

Hackers have been attacking Sony for over a week now in response to an upcoming film, “The Interview,” in which dopey American journalists try to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Lynton’s emails have been leaked in batches for the past week, and Spiegel appears to have been mentioned for the first time Tuesday.

The hack got particularly scary Tuesday when the hackers threatened violence against moviegoers.

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