James Cook from BusinessInsider reported that there was a buzz in photo-sharing websites about something big happening soon.
That something big just happened: hackers have released thousands of explicit photos taken with SnapChat, and say they plan to release thousands more.
The images were collected over years before being uploaded on notorious message board 4chan on Thursday.
They have since been taken down, but hackers have threatened to release even more photos in the wake of the deletion.
SnapChat has officially denied there was a breach in their servers, pointing their fingers instead on third-party developers.
SnapSave and SnapSaved.com are the two foremost suspects in the breach.
SnapSave is a third-party app allows users to preserve their snapped photographs, although its developer Georgie Casey denied the breach was his app’s fault.
“Our app had nothing to do with it and we’ve never logged username/passwords,” he said in an interview with Engadget.
An anonymous source released a tip to Cook and said that SnapSaved.com was the source of the breach.
The site was a web client that stored SnapChat photos online and had disappeared several months ago.
This suspicion is bolstered by the presence of Danish text on both the image overlays of the photos and the e-commerce site that SnapSaved.com currently links to.