Two third-party SnapChat services have been mentioned in connection with the hack, an app called Snapsave and website SnapSaved.com, both of which allow users to store photos sent through Snapchat. On Thursday (Oct. 9), Kenny Withers, a social media strategist, claimed that the rogues breached the system by hacking into Snapsave and not the actual Snapchat servers, while Snapsave creator Georgie Casey has denied his app's involvement.
4chan users say that many of the photos and videos contain child pornography, including videos sent between teenagers who believed the files would be deleted immediately after viewing. News of the stolen Snapchat photos has spread over the past week, as an unidentified 4chan member claimed to have obtained the photos, saying links to access them would be released late Thursday evening.
This is not the first time that Snapchat has come under fire for their security breaches. Back in January, 5 million Snapchat users' names and passwords were revealed by a third-party hacking service.
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