Another day, another gross invasion of online privacy.
On Thursday, a reported 200,000 photos and videos from potentially thousands of Snapchat users were leaked and posted to 4Chan, where they were quickly downloaded and shared.
BusinessInsider's James Cook reported that hackers had access to a staggering 13 gigabytes of photos and videos sent through one or more third-party service (either Snapsave or SnapSaved, which are in fact different apps).
Meanwhile, 4Chan users have apparently begun building a database of the leaked photos that is searchable by name. Just as the recent leak of celebrity nude photos was dubbed "The Fappening," 4Channers are calling this leak "The Snappening."
The Huffington Post alleges that "[it's] likely that many of the photos compromised belonged to underaged users," due to Snapchat's high user base of 13- to 17-year-olds. It's unknown whether all of those were nude images, but considering how kids today tend to use Snapchat, you can bet that a good number of them were. (Huffington Post)