Snapchat Says You’re To Blame If Your Nudie Pics Were Stolen

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Here we go again! Nude pics being stolen and posted to the internet by people with nothing better to do but this time it wasn’t Apple or iCloud. Nor was it celebrities that got pwned, no it was just normal regular users, 200,000 of them to be exact. Snapchat users were in for a shock when they started finding their nude photos popping up on 4chan and other places on the internet. The interesting part of this story is Snapchat’s reaction and statement to the press regarding all these compromised accounts, here’s what they told Venturebeat.

We can confirm that Snapchat’s servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks. Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our Terms of Use precisely because they compromise our users’ security. We vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting many of these removed.

Snapchat claims that their servers were not compromised and that users that used third-party apps compromised themselves. The investigation is ongoing as everyone is trying to figure out just exactly how this happened but it’s safe to say now more than ever, taking your privacy in your own hands is paramount. What do you think of the Snapchat hack (“the Snappening”)? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.

  Source: Venturebeat
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