Snapchat Photo Hack May Be Fake, But Snapchat Blames Users Anyway

By Brian Koerber


UPDATE, Oct. 11, 4:50 p.m. ET: Someone claiming to be the perpetrator posted on 4chan that no photos would be released. However, the post is anonymous.

Celebrities were the targets of the iCloud security breach, but rumors are spreading on Friday of a far more widespread hack of Snapchat accounts. Bloggers and anonymous 4chan users say 200,000 Snapchat accounts may have been compromised, with photos stolen from a third-party Snapchat app called Snap Save.

Snapchat says that its servers “were not the source of these leaks,” and says its users “were victimized by their use of third-party apps.” But there’s also growing evidence that whatever photos are being leaked are probably old photos that were collected over time. …

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