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Monday, October 13, 2014

Over 90,000 private Snapchat photos have been leaked online via third-party site

Images apparently leaked via Snapsaved.com, not from SnapChat

More than 90,000 private photographs sent via the Snapchat picture messaging service have been leaked online. The images have apparently been obtained by breaching third-party site Snapsaved.com and not from Snapchat itself.

Snapchat offers a free messaging service with users able to send a message that disappears after ten seconds. However, Snapsaved.com enabled Snapchat images to be saved permanently.

The breach is particularly concerning because most Snapchat users are teenagers - and the service has a reputation for being used when sharing intimate images.

Nicknamed ‘the Snappening’ by some people, this breach is the latest in a series of online hacking incidents that have revealed personal photos.

Snapsaved says 500MB of images have been taken from its servers. It has now closed the site.

[Snapsaved announcement via Facebook; Channel 4 News; The Daily Beast]

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1 comments on article "Over 90,000 private Snapchat photos have been leaked online via third-party site"

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scallywag

10/13/2014 8:23 PM

What's of contention is where the files originated from with an anonymous pastebin user now saying that a snapsaved administrator provided the files after uploading to an unintended site, claims that are being contested. Nevertheless another pastebin user this afternoon has offered to sell a cache of files containing the contents of the server in question, based on timestamps and other data, and includes 88,521 still images and 9,173 videos....

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2014/10/snappening-leaks-real-90k-photos-videos-content-explicit/

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