The Snappening photo leak happened this weekend…or did it?
Late last week we told you about “The Snappening,” aka “The Fappening” but with Snapchat. While The Snappening may pale in comparison to the onslaught of celebrity nude leaks we’ve been bombarded with the past few weeks (or at least it’s felt like that, I can’t even turn my head without seeing Kate Upton or JLaw naked these days), once you realize that you’ve probably sent at least 2 or 3 dick pics via snapchat, and that your dick is now potentially floating around the Internet…
Yeah. It’s worse when it’s happening to you, isn’t it? And to take it from “worse” to “holy shit wow,” most of Snapchat’s users are between the ages of 13 and 17, which means that a huge chunk of the hacked photos are technically child porn. So before you go Googling around for The Snappening photos, keep in mind that whatever images you find could technically be what pedophiles spank it to, which I’m hoping is enough to make you go “Ew…maybe not.”
This is all assuming that The Snappening even actually happened, of course.
A third-party Snapchat client app has been collecting every photo and video file sent through the message site for years, giving hackers access to a 13GB private library.
But Snapchat has denied that its service was ever compromised.
‘We can confirm that Snapchat’s servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks,’ Snapchat told MailOnline.
So the actual app Snapchat wasn’t hacked, however, people have been using other applications that allow them to save Snapchat photos after they’ve self-destructed. That’s the app that’s been hacked, which in this case is a website called SnapSave.com. All you do is log-in to SnapSave with your SnapChat account details and the website then intercepts the snaps people send you and saves them so you can look at them later. In order for photos to have been hacked from here, one would have to assume that the SnapSave team saves all the photos on their servers…which means that the people over at SnapSave have been jerking off to a lotttt of child porn.
But was The Snappening photo leak an inside job…?
In a statement made on their Facebook page, an unnamed spokesman for SnapSaved stated,
“I would like to inform the public that snapsaved.com was hacked” due to a mistake in the setup of its web server. “As soon as we discovered the breach in our systems, we immediately deleted the entire website and the database associated with it,” the unsigned statement continues. “As far as we can tell, the breach has effected [sic] 500MB of images, and 0 personal information from the database.”
The rebuttal comes after another anonymous claim, made via a posting on the Pastebin site – commonly used by hackers to post claims and conquests – that the administrator of Snapsaved had provided one or more hackers with a way to browse the content on the site.
“The content released from this site was provided to us by the administrator of the site,” the writer claimed. “Users could freely browse all media on this website, and view as per user account.
“When the site became unusable, the administrator compiled a full directory of the content and uploaded it to an un-indexed website where you could freely download it.”
But Snapsaved denies that on its Facebook page: “the dictionary index the poster is referring to, was never publicly available. We had a misconfiguration in our Apache server.”
Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if a SnapSave administrator had actually given someone access to peruse all the nudes they had saved. It’s like having a winning lottery ticket in your pocket and not being able to tell anyone because you don’t want it to get stolen, but it’s just such an exciting thing that you have to fight the urge to run around screaming about how you won the lottery. Same with this. Thousands on thousands of nudes chillin’ on some server at your workplace? How do you not tell someone about that? Now that’s obviously not an excuse…but still. I can see how it could’ve happened.
And for those of you who are shitting your pants at the idea that a picture of you naked is floating around the Internet somewhere, don’t worry. People have pointed out that some of the hacked images can be found elsewhere on the Internet…but that’s probably just because those people were stupid and threw up a nude on their photobucket account or something.
Never underestimate how stupid some people are, kids.