You May Soon Regret Sending that Snapchat

Snapchat has been quite popular among smartphone users in the past two years. It has given users the ability to send possibly embarassing photos of themselves to others without the fear of anyone else seeing them ever again. For a while, Snapchat blocked the ability to screenshot the photos, and during that time, websites like SnapSaved have allowed users to secretly save every snapchat that they receive.

That has been great for users, until now. has announced that

[We] would like to inform the public that was hacked… We had a misconfiguration in our Apache server. SnapChat has not been hacked, and these images do not originate from their database.

This can spell trouble for many people. With Snapchat being used by people of all ages and many of these people using, this is a huge privacy leak. Nearly two hundred thousand Snapchats were leaked.

A blogger named Kenny Withers has been keeping updated posts of 4Chan about the leak, and claims that there is a torrent of 13GB of all the photos and videos. It is believed that a large amount of these photos are of intimate nature. This leak comes as a harsh reminder to users that even though it seems like the photo “disappears,” it really doesn’t go away.

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