Hackers leaked thousands of photos and videos form Snapchat Thursday that were found through a third-party app.
Hackers had been hinting of the leaked photos on online forum 4Chan even calling it "The Snappening", according to Business Insider. From the Insider:
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.
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The idea of hacked and leaked photos is the antithesis of Snapchat, which was supposed to guarantee ephemeral or "disappearing" photos, messages and videos. However, a third-party app lets you save those photos and videos, and those people who downloaded the app were vulnerable to hackers.
Snapchat took time to tweet its blame-the-victim mentality, such as they were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our ToU." Snapchat mentioned that its servers "were never breached," USA Today reported.