PALO ALTO (KCBS) — Hackers released hundreds of thousands of Snapchat photos on Sunday that users of the app thought were deleted, some of which are reportedly of nude minors.
New of the stolen private photos was first reported late last week. About 50 percent of Snapchat’s users are 13-17 years old, making it likely that some of the images are child pornography.
Snapchat, a photo-messaging app, was created by three Stanford students as way to send photos to friends but have them deleted after few seconds. While there have been some security problems before, the fault appears to be with a third party apps such as Snapsave or SnapKeep, which have been cataloging every snap that users thought had been deleted.