Leaked Snapchat videos and pictures posted online

Hackers have released thousands of images and videos allegedly of Snapchat users who had used a third-party app to save content.
Written by Liam Tung, Contributing Writer

Thousands of Snapchat videos and images have been posted online over the weekend, some after apparently leaking from a third-party website where they had been stored.

As many as 200,000  Snapchat users may have fallen victim to the latest massive private photo leak, with hackers claiming they have as much as 13GB of images.

ZDNet has asked Snapchat for comment, however the company has released a statement to the media denying its servers were breached.

"We can confirm that Snapchat's servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks. Snapchatters were victimised by their use of third party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we explicitly prohibit in our terms of use precisely because they compromise our users’ security," the company said, according to The Guardian

Snapsaved.com, a website which allowed SnapChat users to save the images they had been sent issued a statement on Saturday via its Facebook page claiming that its website was hacked. With most of its users from Sweden, Norway and the US, it claimed to have reported the incident to authorities in Norway and Sweden.

"I would like to inform the public that snapsaved.com was hacked, the dictionary index the poster is referring to, was never publicly available. We had a misconfiguration in our Apache server. SnapChat has not been hacked, and these images do not originate from their database,” Snapsaved said.

The statement went on "As soon as we discovered the breach in our systems, we immediately deleted the entire website and the database associated with it. As far as we can tell, the breach has effected 500MB of images, and 0 personal information from the database." But is added: "The recent rumors about the snappening are a hoax. The hacker does not have sufficient information to live up to his claims of creating a searchable database."

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