After the recent storm of iCloud leaks involving Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and many other celebrities, comes a new wave of leaked nude photos. This time around, the victims are users of a popular photo messaging service Snapchat. The database was announced on the infamous forum 4chan and contains over 13GB of photos from over 200,000 accounts.
What makes this leak different, however, is the way the these photos were obtained: they were intercepted using a third party service, such as Snapsave (no longer available on Google Play) or Snapsaved (website down). Whether these snap-saving services were designed to intentionally collect user photos or their servers were hacked is unclear.
Snapchat representative confirms the leak at engadget.com:
What’s the lesson to be learned from this?
Use the official apps.
UPDATE: Snapsave representative Georgie Casey replied to the allegations, saying that “Our app had nothing to do with it and we’ve never logged username/passwords.”