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Snapchat Breach: How Your Photos May Be Online

While you may have thought all your Snapchats are gone forever, it turns out they might not be. ATVN's Drennon Kimpton reports.

A third-party Snapchat site, SnapSaved, has accepted blame for the release of roughly 200,000 photos over the weekend. The site has since apologized for the breach that has seen countless photos, including some inappropriate pictures of teens, put up online. 

The released photos included child pornography and have numeorus Snapchat users up in arms over what they believed to be photos that would disappear forever.

Many students around USC's campus use Snapchat frequently and were surprised by the news. "Whenever I use Snapchat, yes, I do think it's going to be gone in five seconds," said student Eugene Laksana.

"I do believe that whatever I use online is relatively safe," Laksana added. 

"Of course, I've done something online that I wouldn't want the world to know about and it's scary to think about how it could go out there and you never know," said student Abi Oseni. 

Responsibility for said breaches has been claimed by hacker group 4chan. 4chan happens to be the same group that released the plethora of nude celebrity photos last month.


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