Who’s to blame for Snapchat’s massive nude photo leak?

News broke this morning of a massive leak of photos and videos, many of which containing images of minors, of users of the service Snapchat, which is designed to delete all content automatically after it’s been viewed by the intended recipients. Some are claiming that more than 200,000 user accounts were affected.

Although not denying the hack involves the photos and videos of its users, Snapchat was quick to deflect responsibility. In a statement provided to VentureBeat, Snapchat confirmed that its servers were not hacked and claimed the leak was the result of a third-party Snapchat client designed to store images, videos, and the user names that correspond with each of them.

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Network World Colin Neagle