Snapchat, a mobile messaging company, has blamed a third-party apps that allows the user photos being at risk of exposing in internet by hackers. Hackers have collected almost 100,000 photos of Snapchat users and the collected files has been prepared to publish in the online forums, according to a report.
The representative from the company has informed that the photos has been leaked due to the breach in the third-party application that contains stolen Snapchat images.
In an emailed statement, the company has mentioned as
Recently, Snapchat reputation has increased among the teenagers and according to the media reports, the stolen pictures might have a nude “selfie” pictures of the teens.
Leaked images will become a problematic issue for the company and the company is raising a fund for around $10 billion for criticism over privacy practices.
Tal Klevin, vice president of Adallom, a cloud security firm has noted few images on 4Chan has same signatures, similar to the firm’s database of stolen images. Similar to iCloud hack, Snapchat has been hacked for the user’s images, which are considered as private ones.
In December 2013, Gibsonsec published the way to hack the Snapchat database in its website and later, Snapchat released the statement that it had already taken the “countermeasures” for those vulnerabilities. Then, in the few days gap, the messenger’s user database with the usernames and associated phone numbers were released by hackers, which enabled to download the database as an SQL dump or CSV file.
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