Snapchat Hacks – Are they still around?
Snapchat was released in 2011, and started out as a small app used mainly be teenagers to send temporary photos to one another. However, since then Snapchat has attracted millions of users and as a result it has become one of the most popular apps in the world. In fact, Snapchat is so popular that Google offered to pay $30 billion for the app. But, Snapchat has had its growth spurts. There have been several Snapchat hacks in the past which have received extensive media coverage. However, recently it seems like there hasn’t been as much media coverage about Snapchat hacks or leaked Snapchat images. I was curious whether the issue with the hacks had been solved, or maybe the media simply lost interest. In this blog post I will do research about Snapchat Hacks, are they still around?
Is it possible to hack a Snapchat account?
I was wondering whether it was possible to hack an account. Naturally I started my research by searching on Google for a Snapchat Hack. It didn’t take long for me to find one on http://snaphackspy.com. However, simply finding one is not enough, I had to actually try the website out myself to see if Snapchat Hacks were still a thing. Of course, I did not want to use my own account as a test dummy, so I signed up for a new account. With this new account I tested out the Snapchat hack. On their website they claim that you only need to enter the username of the Snapchat account, and you will be shown the password that belongs to it. In addition, they claim to reveal all the Snaps that have been sent and received from the account.
However, once I completed the human verification I was not actually shown the images and videos I had sent through the account. The page didn’t seem to unlock, maybe they were having issues with their service, but so far I was disappointed and my quest continued.
Another thing I had heard about was the existance of large scale leaked Snapchat databases. These are a relatively new phenomenon, and haven’t received as much news coverage. What these leaked Snapchat databases basically do is collect all the leaks from hacked Snapchat accounts and put them together. You can then search for a username and if the user has had their pictures leaked in the past they will be revealed to you. This seemed a lot more realistic to me, so I decided to give this a try as well. Of course I could not use a dummy account to test this service, so I decided to try it out with my personal account.
To my surprise, it appeared like some of my Snaps had actually been leaked in the past. They were old Snaps, and they didn’t contain anything sensative, but it was still quite a strange feeling that my private images were laid bare, for everyone to see.