Hacked posted Snapchat images include children

October 13th 2014

Hackers have fulfilled their threat over the weekend to post more than 100,000 images and videos online, sent using the Snapchat app. The material has been intercepted over a long period of time by the hackers, who have allegedly been using third-party apps rather than breaching Snapchat's own servers.

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The idea behind Snapchat is that the image or video sent disappears after a few seconds … but this incident and the launch of SnapHack last year by developers wanting to prove a point over the app's vulnerabilites, indicate that this is not the case.

It is understood that the collection includes a large cache of child pornography, owing to the hackers' indiscriminate use of the the images. Half of the app's users are aged between ages 13 and 17 years, and sending naked and other compromising images has become a popular pastime.

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