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Timehop experienced a massive data breach earlier this month

by Justin Herrick | July 9, 2018July 9, 2018 8:30 am PST

Timehop announced that around 21 million users have been affected by a data breach that took place on July 4. The whole ordeal is described as “a network intrusion.” There was an access credential in the back-end that was compromised.

In a blog post, the turn-back-the-clock service confirmed its ongoing situation. The information that may have been exposed includes names, email addresses, and phone numbers. However, Timehop says private messages, financial data, and social media content weren’t involved.

The data breach didn’t allow for any accounts to be “accessed without authorization,” so it seems users are largely safe from anything horrific occurring. Timehop explained that payment methods, location data, and IP addresses are never stored.

As a safety precaution, Timehop forced all users to be logged out. Everyone will need to log in again and reconnect their outside social media accounts. Then the service will resume working as usual.


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...