Snapsaved Was Responsible for Snapchat Leak

A third-party application for saving disappearing snaps claimed responsibility for the recent leak, saying its servers were compromised.


Snapsaved, one of the third-party applications that allows users to save disappearing snaps, took responsibility for the recent leak, saying its site was hacked.’s Facebook page posted a response to the allegation that an administrator for the site provided hackers with the images.

From the statement:

I would like to inform the public that was hacked, the dictionary index the poster is referring to, was never publicly available. We had a misconfiguration in our Apache server.
SnapChat has not been hacked, and these images do not originate from their database.
Snapsaved has always tried to fight child pornography, we have even gone as far, as to reporting some of our users to the Swedish and Norwegian authorities.
As soon as we discovered the breach in our systems, we immediately deleted the entire website and the database associated with it.

According to the statement, 500 MB of images were leaked, and no personal information was affected. “I sincerely apologize on the behalf of we never wished for this to happen. We did not wish to cause Snapchat or their users any harm, we only wished to provide a unique service,” the site said on Facebook.

After the leak emerged last week, Snapchat blamed the use of third-party apps, a practice it prohibits in its terms of use.

[H/T The Guardian]

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