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Explicit images believed to have been sent through messaging service Snapchat were reportedly put online, with threats from hackers to more. Users who had been accessing the service via a third-party app, and not the official Snapchat app, had their images intercepted. As half of its users are aged between 13 and 17, there is concern that many of the images may be of children.
However, security researchers said Snapchat had to take more responsibility over user data. They need to crack down on people's ability to access their data. The images were ed to the internet with a download link shared on a message board on Thursday night, according to reports. The download has since gone offline, but hackers threatened to post thousands more images. However, some doubted the authenticity of the images, suggesting many of them were duplicates or "fake".
Snapchat is a messaging app that allows the sharing of videos and images that "disappear" after a short period of time, usually just a few seconds. But according to Business Insider reporter James Cookhackers had boasted of having access to 13 gigabytes' GB worth of pictures that had been intercepted over a of years. Speculation as to the source of the leak has pointed towards two third-party, unauthorised services leaked snap pics offered the ability to save Snapchat messages permanently.
It suspected that at least one such service was keeping a database of all the pictures and videos that had passed through it. The leak is yet another troubling security and privacy incident for Snapchat, said security consultant Brian Honan.
At the start of this year, 4. More recently, the service has been suffering from spam messages being sent out from users' s without their knowledge. According to the letter of the law, no," said Mr Honan. Snapchat hack hits 4. Snapchat hit by weightloss spam scam. Snapchat ends bitter owner dispute. Unlikely hit app Yo is 'hacked'. Troubling incident.
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