Back in August we announced that the SnapChat discovery service that was aimed at advertisers was coming to SnapChat in the near future. Today, we’re going to take a look at the latest SnapChat news: it appears that hackers stole SnapChat images off Snapsaved.com.
Hackers Stole SnapChat Images
Snapsaved.com is a website that lets people save images which were sent to them via SnapChat. It was revealed by Snapsaved that hackers had breached the website’s servers and downloaded 500 MB of images. The website’s admittance comes a few days after rumors had surfaced that hackers were getting ready to release online more than 13 GB of pictures that were sent through SnapChat.
The application is loved by many because it deletes the pictures sent through it in a matter of seconds. With this in mind, users feel more compelled to send naked pictures of themselves. The use of websites such as Snapsaved.com doesn’t bring much joy to SnapChat owners.
SnapChat blames these website and third-party applications for any photos that may or may not have been stolen and published online.
Yesterday, Snapsaved released an official statement on their Facebook account that it had deleted their website and database the moment they had discovered that it had been hacked. They admitted that it was their website, Snapsaved, that was hacked and not SnapChat: SnapChat has not been hacked, and these images do not originate from their database. The website remains down, but not many things are known about it. Hackers stole SnapChat images off it and now we just have to wait and see if any photos are going to be leaked on the web.
Have you ever used SnapChat or Snapsaved.com? Are you afraid that your photos could be splashed all over the web? Drop us a line in the comment section below and tell us about it!