Snapchat leaks are a scenario in which Snapchat photos are unwillingly sent to persons or to the wider internet against the will of the owners of said pictures. You hear about leaks all the time, especially when high profile names are involved, and many of these originate with the Snapchat service. You see, Snapchat allows for the sending of various messages to friends and the public at will. However, the owner of these photos chooses the desired audience before sending them. The pictures are only supposed to be temporary. Leaks come up under numerous circumstances, but possibly the most popular is the use of a third-party application such as Snapsaved.
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How hackers got photos without ever breaching Snapchat's servers.
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.
A giant database of intercepted Snapchat photos and videos has been released by hackers who have been collecting the files for years. Shocked users of the notorious chat forum 4chan are referring to the hack as "The Snappening," noting that this is far bigger than the iCloud hacks that recently targeted celebrities. Underground photo-trading chat rooms have been filled in recent weeks with hints that something big was coming. Thursday night it finally arrived: 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.