Private pictures were released by hackers in the messaging service that was ephemeral. Why? We talk with a research worker at the messaging security company Cloudmark.
On Sunday, malicious hackers released on the Internet pictures culled from Snapchat, the popular photo messaging service, that they’d pilfered from a third party service designed to store the ephemeral pictures of Snapchat. (The third party service, it should be noted, had not been authorized by Snapchat.)
Though Snapchat has built its name on messages that are prurient —why else would you need them to self destruct?—the reality is that most of the pictures it broadcasts are banal at best. However, Snapchat’s user base skews teen, placing any prospective hacker on the hook for breaking U.S. child pornography laws.
Which prompts the question: Why would anyone need to hack on snapchat hack password? Preceding high profile hackings in the news this year called for personal data, intellectual property, and other assets (e.g. personal pictures of celeb figures) that could lead to financial gain, tactical influence, or notoriety.
None of that appears to be at play with what some folks have dubbed “The Snappening.”Comments Off on Why Would Someone Hack On Snapchat?