Snapchat hacked: Prepare the n00dz

10 October 2014

snapchat After the huge celebrity leak of photos, dubbed 'The Fappening', looks like we're due 'The Snappening' as rumours abound that hackers have got a load of Snapchat photos and plan release all the mucky, naked ones that match with usernames.

They'll be available on October 12th on a torrent.

According to reports, the hackers have a 13GB library of snaps from a third-party app which allows users to save Snapchats without the sender knowing.

Snapchat know about the leak: "We can confirm that Snapchat's servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks. Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our Terms of Use precisely because they compromise our users' security. We vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting many of these removed."

Snapchat are deflecting blame away from themselves, but if they were really vigilant, they should've got third party apps removed from app stores or something.

What should worry people though is that a lot of young people use Snapchat, which means anyone looking at any potential leaks could basically be looking at compromising images of underage kids.

TOPICS:   Technology   Privacy


  • Jessie J.
    This is not good. This could turn into a Brass Eye Peodogeddon.
  • scallywag
    I've just had a look to see if the hack is legitimate and what is actually being downloaded and it isn't entirely clear if the purported hack is legit (see screen shots), re hashing of what's already out there and whether said images ( no show) might all come out tomorrow or not?

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