The Snappening: Child Pornography Among Thousands of Snapchat Images Released Online

snapchat snappening hack 4chan

A 14GB ‘snappening’ database containing around 85,000 images and 9,000 videos emerges, including many constituting child pornography.(Reuters)

Thousands of videos and images sent via Snapchat and hacked through a third-party app have surfaced online in a 14GB file being shared on 4chan and Reddit.

Rumours of a massive leak of explicit images sent through the self-destructing message service first emerged last week in an incident being widely referred to as “The Snappening”.

An anonymous user on 4chan claimed to be in possession of 200,000 images in a file they warned would be made publicly available on 12 October. Although widely reported, messaging boards online initially filled up with claims that the leak was a hoax.

However, over the weekend a 13.6GB file containing 85,000 images and 9,000 videos was posted to viralpop.com – a website that has since been taken down.

Before the site was deleted, hundreds of copies of the files were downloaded, many of which are now being shared through forums on Reddit and 4chan.

It is estimated that around 50% of Snapchat users are between the ages of 13 and 17, and many of those who have downloaded it have warned that many of the pictures constitute child pornography.

snappening snapchat 4chan database

4chan users warned that some of the ‘snappening’ images were from Snapchat’s young demographic.(4chan/ Kenny Withers)

“I highly suggest you don’t download this s**t,” one user posted on 4chan. “I deleted it as soon as I saw how much CP (child pornography) there is on it, don’t be a part of the snappening, don’t seed it, don’t share it, just get rid of it.”

Snapchat swiftly distanced itself from the security breach, stating that the source of the leaks came from third-party apps like Snapsave that users download in order to save photos and videos that would usually be deleted by the messaging app.

“We can confirm that Snapchat’s servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks,” the firm said in a statement.

“Snapchatters were victimised 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.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisements
My Daily Journal.........

Everything from my world to yours'......:)

The Perks of being Different

Just sharing some experiences :)

Exclusivito

Confessions of a book-traveller

Digital Art Blog

Digital Art Blog — by Alex Markovich. Only new photos, drawings and music since September 1, 2017. E-mail: MarkovichUniverse AT gmail.com

https://malimachhindra11.wordpress

मुखपृष्ठ मच्छिंद्र माळी

STORY OF STREET

WHERE EVERY CHARACTER IS A GEM AND EVERY MOVE IS A DREAM

Pen Paper and IT

This is my corner of the Net where I can relax and share my thoughts

Dear Dharma

Advice on almost anything…

Human Life Run

Mistakes Are Reality Of Life.

BayArt

New Perspective on Life

mali9437

Machhindra wordpress

indahs: dive, travel & photography

cities - cultures - ocean - marine life

The Beauty Along the Road

Discovering Beauty in the small details of our lives

THE WORDSMITHSCRIBE--MLST

A personal comprehensive compendum of related personal thought, diary, articles geared towards championing and alleviating the course of humanity towards the achievement of a greater society whereby all the inhabitants of the world are seeing as one and treated equally without any division along religious affinity, social class and tribal affliation.This is all about creating a platform where everybody interested in the betterment of the society will have a voice in the scheme of things going on in the larger society.This is an outcome of deep yearning of the author to have his voice heard across the globe.The change needed by all and sundry all over the globe starts with us individually.Our world will be a better place if every effort at our disposal is geared towards taking a little simple step that rally around thinking outside the box.

vtofighi

A great WordPress.com site

Ashes of Life

A journey to discover my own writing voice

The Blog of Travel

Motorbikes, dogs and a lot of traveling.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: