TheSnappening.org has been closed down after notoriously uploading the Snapchat user’s
photos and videos online on its network servers. This website was set up with an intention
of hosting the thousands of picture and videos taken from the highly popular disappearing
photos and videos mobile application.
On visiting the website now the viewers are greeted with a message which says ‘The website
has been shut down for good intentions. Thank You.” This website was earlier getting huge
web traffic of around five million page views each day.
Who Is The Founder Of This Website?
A 19 year old teenager and a popular Reddit user Mudit Grover has admitted being the
administrator of The Snapping and has even confirmed the taking off the website from the
internet. The founder of The Snappening had stated that “Neither I am the only one nor
the first one to make a website about that. My purpose was that people should see how
vulnerable hosting private information on cloud can be, I do not intend anything wrong”.
The founder of this website has claimed to shut down the website with its very best
intentions. Some speculators states that the Snapchat was actively monitoring and attempting
to take down the site as well as any similar websites which is hosting its leaked private
The Idea behind TheSnappening.org
This main idea behind building this website was to present the leaked private images taken on
Snapchat in a unique and visually appealing way for its users. This website has essentially
taken the advantage of the data leaked by the Snapsaved.com which has served as the illegal
add-on for the Snapchat. Snapsaved.com website was hacked by the hackers a few days and
they succeeded in robbing it of 500MB of Snapchat user data. Later this treasure trove of
picture and videos were released at various websites independently by different people.
The Damage Done By the Independent Websites
It is being believed that nearly 100,000 explicit images have been sent through the
Snapchat were uploaded on the internet at the weekend. The independent websites like
TheSnappenning.org and The Pirate Bay were the flag bearer for the notorious uploads of the
intimate pictures of the Snapchat users.
Who Is Responsible For Photo Leak?
It should be noted that the Snapchat is not responsible for the any such leaks over the
internet. Earlier an add-on application firm called SnapSaved.com had admitted that it has
been source for the Snapchat leaked images.
Snapchat has even released a public statement stating that the Snapchat users has been
a victim of the third-party apps which was used essentially to send and receive Snaps.
user’s security. It also declared that it vigilantly monitors the App Store and Google Play for
any illegal third-party apps and even succeeded in getting dozens of such apps removed. The
damage done by the third party add-ons are irreversible but it would make Snapchat users
more cautious about using any such add-on in the future.