Snapchat is dealing with a data breach after numerous images, many of them explicit, found their way onto the Internet.
Photos from as many as 200-thousand accounts appeared on Internet messageboards last night. A large number of the pictures are reportedly considered child pornography because many of Snapchat's users are teenagers.
Snapchat blames a third-party for the breach, claiming their servers have not been hacked.
We can confirm that Snapchat’s servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks.— Snapchat (@Snapchat) October 10, 2014
Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our ToU.— Snapchat (@Snapchat) October 10, 2014
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