It is suspected that Snapchat which was hacked recently is going to be another 4Chan’s ‘The Fappening’ type controversy soon. Interestingly, ‘The Snappening’ is the term being used to describe the event.
There are reports that hackers are going to reveal more than 200,000 pictures and videos which were taken through Snapchat. Most of them may be nude ones.
4Chan is rumored to host the photos and videos stolen from Snapchat messaging app. It has to be noted that 4Chan is the same website which has leaked hundreds of naked pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence.
Snapchat officials have already said that they are not responsible for the leak of their user’s photos and videos. They deny any hacking allegations. But they have said that whatever photos and videos were leaked, they might have been leaked through third party apps which were used to send and receive the pictures.
Snapchat officials through its official twitter profile have tweeted, “Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our ToU.”
The officials also said, ”We can confirm that Snapchat’s servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks.”
Business Insider has reported that the 4Chan users have already downloaded over 13 Gigabytes load of private videos and photos and a database is being created in order to search the stolen images. Snapsaved.com a third-party website saves the videos and photos of Snapchat users. It is suspected that the hackers breach the servers of Snapsaved.com website, in order to steal the photos. The website has gone offline.
Yahoo was planning to invest big in the popular photo sharing app Snapchat. However the recent controversies of hacking may make them rethink about their plans.
Whether the photos will be leaked online or not, we will have to wait and watch. Everything is expected to be clear in a couple of days.
However it is also said that when the 4Chan users were not afraid to share the nude pictures of famous celebrities, they won’t bother to worry about sharing the common user’s photos. Most of nude pictures are suspected to be of teenagers.