Snapchat Hackers to Leak at Least 100,000 Photos

Oct 11, 2014 at 9:51 am |
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Update: 13 October 11.27am EST

The 3rd-party site responsible for photos and videos that were hacked were from the site Snapsaved. Hundreds of thousands of photos were leaked over the weekend.

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Original: 11 October 9.51am EST

If you use the popular app Snapchat, then you could fall victim to hackers. At least 100,000 photos are confirmed to have been hacked, and are susceptible to being leaked.

Many reports are saying 200,000 photos have been hacked.

The hackers are planning a huge leak of the photos, many of them nude, and will be posted on the online forum 4Chan, the same recent site that first leaked the nude photos of celebrities from iCloud.

Snapchat allows users to send photos and videos that “disappear” after being viewed for so many seconds. However, hackers were able to access a third-party app that stores Snapchat photos and videos. The third-party app has yet to be confirmed.

Snapchat is a very popular app with younger generations. More than 70 percent of its users are under the age of 25.

This isn’t the first time Snapchat has been hacked. Roughly 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers were collected and leaked online last January.

So be careful what you “Snap,” because everything ends up on the web!

At least 100,000 photos from Snapchat users have been hacked and are expected to be leaked. Could you be a victim?