The Snappening : SnapSaved.com Hacked and Database Leaked On The Internet

SnapSaved.com is a third party service which allowed users of Snapchat to save senders image and videos without the latter knowing about it. On 11th October 2014, SnapSaved.com published a post on its official Facebook Page stating that SnapSaved.com was hacked.

The private images and videos have been leaked on Torrent and 4chan under the name of "Snappening".  The name came after the recent event where celebrities’ naked pictures were leaked on the internet, The frappening. According to the threads on 4Chan, around 200,000 pictures and videos are in this Snappening leak.

In the Facebook post, Snapsaved.com stated that they had a misconfiguration in their Apache server and that SnapChat has not been hacked. All the images are from snapsaved.com's database. Find below the full Facebook Post,

"I would like to elaborate on the recent events regarding Snapsaved.com
Snapsaved.com Was a website used to save SnapChat's, precisely as the app snapsave.
In response to recent media events and the statement made by http://pastebin.com/cJcTbNz8, I would like to inform the public that snapsaved.com was hacked, the dictionary index the poster is referring to, was never publicly available. We had a misconfiguration in our Apache server.
SnapChat has not been hacked, and these images do not originate from their database.
Snapsaved has always tried to fight child pornography, we have even gone as far, as to reporting some of our
Users to the Swedish and Norwegian authorities.
As soon as we discovered the breach in our systems, we immediately deleted the entire website and the database
Associated with it. As far as we can tell, the breach has effected 500MB of images, and 0 personal information
From the database.
The recent rumors about the snappening are a hoax. The hacker does not have sufficient information to live up to his claims
Of creating a searchable Database.
Our users had to consent to all the content they received via SnapSaved.com, as we mentioned, we tried to cleanse the database of inappropriate images as often as possible.
The majority of our users are Swedish, Norwegian and American.
I sincerely apologize on the behalf of snapsaved.com we never wished for this to happen. We did not wish to cause SnapChat or their users any harm, we only wished to provide a unique service."


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