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A third-party Snapchat client has leaked tens of thousands of user photos

Some Snapchat users are waking up to an unpleasant surprise this morning. A cache nearly 13GB of private Snapchats is now circulating through 4Chan, in a leak the users have dubbed The Snappening. Snapchat has faced security problems before, but this time the fault appears to be with a third-party app used to catalog snaps that would otherwise be deleted. While users assumed the snaps would only be visible to Snapchat HQ and the third-party app, a data breach left them circulating through the open web. It’s still unclear which service is responsible for the breach, although Business Insider is pointing to a now-defunct web service hosted at Snapsaved.com.

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Source: theverge.com

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