A Sunday event known as the "The Snappening" may have revealed compromising photos for an unknown number of Snapchat's users of a third-party website, according to The Guardian. Hackers on Sunday posted photos and videos of Snapchat users, some of them underage, following through with a threat issued on Friday. Roughly 13 gigabytes worth of pictures and videos from a site called Snapsaved. How many of these photos might have been explicit and how many were of underage users is unclear. But the hackers who posted the images may have been the same ones responsible for posting nude photos of such celebrities as Jennifer Lawrence through the 4chan system this summer. By default, Snapchat deletes your photos and videos after they are viewed by the receiving party. But in the past some users employed an app called SnapSave and a now-shuttered website named Snapsaved to let fellow Snapchatters read messages outside of the Snapchat app.
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Images from up to , teenagers leaked on to internet after users lured into saving images on Snapsaved. Snapchat leaked pics came from Snapsaved. Videos and pictures of as many as , teenagers posted via the Snapchat service and stored on a third-party website have been put online, apparently by the same people who were behind the posting of nude celebrity photos in August. That offered to let them use the service on a website on a desktop computer, rather than just on a mobile phone. It is suspected, but not so far proven, that those behind the scam are linked to those responsible for the collection and posting in August of personal and often nude photos taken by hundreds of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian. The celebrity photo leak began with discussions on one of the 4chan discussion forums, and the latest photos have also come via 4chan leaks. After warnings appeared on the bulletin board 4chan on Friday that the photos would be leaked, a site went live on Sunday offering 13 gigabytes of content which was said to have been captured from users. Observers said that anyone downloading the files could be breaking child pornography laws if any of the pictures includes unclothed pictures of children under 16 even if the child took them. While Snapchat was apparently secure in this case, it was the subject of a hack last year in which 4.
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Subscriber Account active since. Screenshot via ABC Snapchat has responded to allegations that hackers have intercepted hundreds of thousands of nude selfies sent on the photo-sharing app. Although Snapchat has been hacked before, this time it doesn't seem to be the company's fault — at least not directly. These apps let recipients of Snapchat messages save them permanently. In an email to Business Insider, Snapchat said it tried to get many of these types of apps taken down:. Even if you don't have one of these services downloaded on your phone, your nude selfies may be compromised.
That was followed by several naked images — presumed to be of Lovato — that were posted to the account and remained live for less than an hour, according to the Inquisitr. The hacker teased to the existence of a sex tape, with access given to those who signed up. Of course, in internet time, an hour is like eternity, and as of Friday screengrabs of the photos were still popping up randomly on social media. When will the world stop breaking Demi down and just support her? Be human and respect! You do not have to love anybody. But you have to respect! If you live in this world you have to! A photo of me in a bikini unedited. She has struggled with sobriety and was treated for a drug overdose in July , after which she did an additional 60 days in rehab.