Hackers Prepare to Release At Least 100,000 Private Snapchat Photos Some photos didn't really 'disappear' after time was up. This Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in Los Angeles. A giant database of photos shared via the platform has been released by hackers. By U.S. News Staff Oct. 11, 2014 | 4:12 p.m. EDT Uh oh. You may want to think twice before you send that Snapchat. A giant database of Snapchat photos and videos is reportedly being released by hackers who claim they have been collecting the files for years, according to Business Insider. At least 100,000 photos belonging to private individuals are being downloaded by users of 4chan. A giant database will allow you to search Snapchat users by name. According to the New York Times, the photos appear to have come from people using Snapsaved, a third-party app that allows you to store photos from Snapchat that would normally self-destruct after a set time limit. The leak is being dubbed "The Snappening." Earlier this year, hackers published the account names and phone numbers of 4.6 million Snapchat users online in an attempt to pressure the mobile application to improve its security. For more, click here.