Timehop Uncovers Data Breach Affecting 21 Million UsersIdentity Theft
Timehop, a popular app for sharing memories, uncovered a security breach that affected the personal data of 21 million users.
On July 4, hackers accessed names, email addresses, dates of birth, users’ genders, country codes and phone numbers. No private/direct messages, financial data, social media or photo content, or Timehop data were affected.
“We learned of the breach while it was still in progress, and were able to interrupt it, but data was taken,” Timehop officials said in a statement on their website. “To reiterate: none of your ‘memories’ – the social media posts and photos that Timehop stores – were accessed.”
Timehop is working with security experts and incident response professionals, local and federal law enforcement officials, and their social media providers to assure that the impact on users is minimized.
Users of the app must log in to Timehop and reauthenticate because the company invalidated all credentials.