After yet another hacking scandal tens of thousands of private Snapchat photos have been leaked online. The photos are currently making their way around a number of websites such as 4Chan and other websites that allow them to be posted within them.

This isn’t even the first security problem for the third party application, but the company are claimed that it isn’t the company’s own fualt.

According to reports, hackers have been collecting private photos from Snapchat for a number of years, with a massive 13GB of database collected, they claim that they plan to make the database searchable by username.

Business Insider is also stated that some of the photos made their way from a website called SnapSaved.com which is now defunct but did allow users to view their received Snapchats online and then save them.

According to the source, the site had collected every single photo that passed through its servers, with usernames for those photos attached.

Some have now dubbed the leak “The Snappening” to link to the recent leak of celebrity photos which was abruptly nicknamed “The Fappening.”

At the moment it’s unclear if the SnapSaved images are the larger part of the leak, however Snapchat did issue a statement that states that the images came from a third-party source.

“Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our Terms of Use precisely because they compromise our users’ security, we vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting many of these removed.”

If we hear any updates we will let you know.

Via: Business Insider

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