If you thought photos kept on your phone were private, think again. The latest internet photo hack doesn’t just affect celebrities.
Hackers are threatening to make hundreds of thousands of photos of regular people public, and some of them are nude photos. They come from the app Snapchat.
Hackers posting on the website 4Chan say they are going to post the private photos to the internet, possibly in a searchable database by username.
Snapchat says their servers were not breached. The leak came from other apps.
“All it takes is one bad apple and it’s something that’s so aversive and abrasive,” says James Swan, mobile tech specialist at Spartan Computers in York. “If you had to put credit card information in this thing, would you feel safe?”