The Snappening: Hackers Prepare to Leak 100,000 Stolen Photos From Snapchat
Following the notorious celebrity nude photo hacking scandal, another massive online leak of stolen personal photographs may be coming, and this time the users of popular photo sharing app, Snapchat, are being targeted. Dubbed “The Snappening”, the pending leak takes it’s name from “The Fappening”, the name used to describe the leaked naked pictures of celebrity women.
The users of 4Chan are claiming that “The Snappening” is a far bigger hack than that of the celebrity nude photos. The hackers have apparently been collecting these files for years. As if that isn’t creepy enough, Thursday night, a third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every single photo and video file sent through it for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB library of Snapchats that users thought had been deleted.
Users of 4chan have downloaded the files and are creating a searchable database that will allow people to search the stolen images by Snapchat username.
This time around, the hackers may actually get into more trouble than when they stole celebrity nude photos. Since the age of each individual Snapchat user is relatively unknown, the hackers may be getting ready to release nude photos of underage users. That’s a big, big no-no.
[via Business Insider]
Monica Adams | News Cult