The Snappening Is Still Not Happening

Posted: Oct 14 2014, 2:20am CDT | by , in News | Also on the Geek Mind

 
The Snappening is Still not Happening
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The Snappening is still drawing huge interest despite turning out to be nothing.

The Snappening is still captivating the Internet despite nothing is happening since last Thursday when a file of stolen SnapChat photos appeared.

After weeks of celebrity photo leaks referred to the Fappening the Snappening took over. The Snappening turns out to be not interesting so far. The internet has apparently though not given up on "The Snappening" yet. Kenny Withers, who broke the Snappening story first had to switch hosting as his ISP could not continue providing the bandwidth for his blog.

Mr. Whiters says that 50% of the traffic come from discussion threads on Reddit. Reddit picked up his blog last week and was the starting point of the Snappening hype.

The situation remains that there are about 90,000 photos and videos that are downloadable in a file via the Torrent network. The content is though turning out to be not interesting for the 4Chan and reddit community. As it stands The Snappening is going to fade away as the content has not the fire power of the private celebrity photos leaked in the Fappenings.

As reported the Snapchat service got compromised via a 3rd party app. SnapChat has stated that the servers have not been preached. The copied photos are all from users that used a hacked thirdparty app.

The involved hackers are supposed to release a searchable website today containing the stolen Snapchat photos. Since a lot of photos might be from underage users (50% of Snapchat users are 13-17 years old), the hackers are hopefully aware of this and not publish compromising photos of kids. If they do it also would raise the level of criminal charges.

On Sunday Mr. Withers updated us with new conversations that he found between hackers about The Snappening file. On anonymous user said that the searchable database of Snappening photos will not happen and that this was just some blabla from some...

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