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Hackers to post thousands of stolen Snapchat photos to 4chan

Snapchat users are at risk if they used a third-party app service, which has been hacked, with thousands of photos and videos stolen
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Oct 10, 2014 6:43 pm

Hackers aren't only interested in embarrassing celebrities, as thousands of pictures and videos were stolen from Snapchat users and will be posted online. The online service was quick to confirm its servers weren't breached, however, users of third-party Snapchat apps were targeted - and will be posted online in a searchable database.

 

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Unfortunately for the users, they believed the images were quickly purged after being sent - instead, "The Snappening" will be posted on 4chan and other websites soon enough.

 

"We can confirm that Snapchat's servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks," a Snapchat spokesperson recently said. "Snapchatters were 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. We vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting many of these removed."

NEWS SOURCES:Techcrunch.com

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