Thousands of Snapchat images may have been hacked via a third-party image-saving service

Gigaom

The database of a Snapchat image-saving service – not associated with Snapchat itself — has allegedly been hacked, and the hackers have claimed on 4chan that they will make hundreds of thousands of Snapchat users’ private images and videos available in a searchable database.

Snapchat’s popular service lets people send each other self-destructing pictures, but there are ways to get round this limitation. There seems to be some confusion as to whether the affected image-saving service was Snapsave, an Android app that is no longer available in the [company]Google[/company] Play Store, or (as Business Insider has reported) a now-defunct site called SnapSaved.com, but either way we’re talking about a service that lets the recipients of Snapchat pictures save them for repeated viewing, without notifying the sender of this.

There are several 4chan threads relating to this so-called « Snappening » – some referred to the recent hack of celebrities…

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