Hackers have reportedly breached hundreds of thousands of Snapchat photos from a third-party site. On Sunday, more than 200,000 photos of teenagers were posted online, per The Guardian.
The breach affected Snapchatters who were utilizing a site called Snapsaved.com, which allows users to send and receive Snaps from a desktop computer instead of a mobile device. Instead of deleting photos and videos immediately after they are viewed—which is the inherent function of the native Snapchat app—the site had been storing them on its server.
A Snapsaved spokesperson released the following statement: "As soon as we discovered the breach in our systems, we immediately deleted the entire website and the database associated with it. As far as we can tell, the breach has effected [sic] 500MB of images, and 0 personal information from the database."
Snapsaved.com is not affiliated with Snapsave, an app that allows Android users to save Snapchat photos and videos on their mobile devices.