Images from tens of thousands of Snapchat user accounts, many explicit, were leaked onto the internet late Thursday — but the messaging app said the hack wasn’t its fault.
Snapchat said that third-party applications were responsible for the breach of as many as 200,000 user accounts, and that their own servers were never compromised.
A 13GB database of Snapchat photographs taken over a number of years was leaked to online messageboards Thursday. It reportedly includes a large amount of child pornography, from teenage users.
The news comes just weeks after the release of nude photos of more than 100 celebrities in a massive hack of photos stored in Apple’s iCloud.