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Snapchat Hack could Leak Thousands of Photos

A massive hack of Snapchat could leak thousands of photos, many of these pics containing nudity. The news comes after a huge scandal involving the hack of the iCloud and the exposure of nude photos of numerous celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence. 

Apparently, the massive photo hack in on the way and it involves thousands of photos. The mobile messaging company claimed that third-party software apps are the ones to blame for the security issue with led to the risk. Users’ private photos are at risk of being published online by hackers who attacked Snapchat. Some reports indicate that hackers obtained at least one file containing 100,000 photos. Business Insider claimed that hackers are going to publish the pics online. 

So, a statement from the company revealed that their service has never been hacked. “We can confirm that Snapchat servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks,” it said. The same statement explained that users were “allegedly 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.” So, what Snapchat is trying to say is that the hack was not their fault. 

Snapchat is currently highly popular among teenagers. This lead to increased concerns that the leaked photos might contain nude pictures of teens. Business Insider revealed that hackers might have obtained the photos from third party applications which allow users to save the Snapchat photos they receive. 

Other reports reveal that a library of no less than 13GB of pictures has been posted online on 4chan. They reveal that about 200,000 images were posted online. This includes child pornography, it has been said. About half of the people who use Snapchat are aged between 13 and 17. 

Until now it remains unclear what third-party apps have been hacked. Some reports reveal that they might be Snapsave or SnapSaved.com. Other reports reveal that it is just a hoax and there are no photos hacked, claiming that the pics published by 4chan are duplicates which have already been published on other sources. 

So, it is yet to find out what really happened, how many photos have been hacked and who is to blame for this. 

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