If you use the mobile messaging service Snapchat, you may think those photos self-destruct, but they don't.
Hackers are warning that thousands of nude images sent through Snapchat will be released online in a searchable database. Some of them will be posted on the same websites involved in the celebrity hacking scandals.
Message boards are filling up with word of the pending leak. It even has a name: "The Snappening."
An anonymous user claims to have hacked into Snapsave, which is an image-saving service that allows Snapchat users to store photos received before they self destruct.
WGN's Gaynor Hall spoke with identity theft expert, Robert Siciliano from Hotspot Shield.
Snapchat released the following statement:
Half of Snapchat's users are between the ages of 13 and 17.