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Subscriber active since. A giant database of intercepted Snapchat photos and videos has been released by hackers who have been collecting the files for years. Shocked users of the notorious chat forum 4chan are referring to the hack as "The Snappening," noting that this is far bigger than the iCloud hacks that recently targeted celebrities. Underground photo-trading chat rooms have been filled in recent weeks with hints that something big was coming.
The claim by the little-known website sheds some light on reports in past days that hackers were preparing to unleash some 13 gigabytes of photographs sent via Snapchat, a mobile app popular among teenagers that promises users that any pictures relayed to other users will be deleted in a matter of seconds. However, users can employ special websites and third-party apps like Snapsaved. Snapchat last week blamed third-party apps, which can be downloaded separately and used in conjunction with its service, for any photos that may have been stolen or leaked.
The prospect that a torrent of photos will be made publicly available via an indexed, online database has raised concerns about potentially racy images of minors. On Monday, Snapsaved.
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It was unclear who wrote the post on Snapsaved. The website itself remains down.
While apparently owning up to a cybersecurity breach, the website said that hackers' threats, posted anonymously on online forums, to release a barrage of images in what media reports have dubbed a "snappening" had in fact been overstated. The hacker does not have sufficient information to live up to his claims of creating a searchable database.
It was unclear why Snapsaved.
Leaked photos could become problematic for Snapchat, which is one of a crop of fast-growing apps that compete with Facebook and Twitter. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.
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How to keep your private photos from running wild on the web However, users can employ special websites and third-party apps like Snapsaved. Beyond sexting: Snapchat users now send million photos per day Mobile apps cause privacy concern for parents On Monday, Snapsaved. View the statement on Snapsaved's Facebook 'Snappening' rumours a hoax, Snapsaved says While apparently owning up to a cybersecurity breach, the website said that hackers' threats, posted anonymously on online forums, to release a barrage of images in what media reports have dubbed a "snappening" had in fact been overstated.
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