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Timehop Reports Data Breach Impacting 21 Million Users

July 09, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

An administrative account at Timehop was breached back in December 2017, but attackers didn't decide to start removing data until July 4. Social media service Timehop publicly disclosed on July 8 that it was the victim of a data breach that impacts 21 million users. The breach was discovered by Timehop on July 4, though an investigation by the company revealed that attackers first gained unauthorized access to the system in December 2017. Timehop reported that names, email addresses and some phone number were stolen in the breach, though the company emphasized that attackers did not directly access or manipulate users' social media accounts. "On July 4, 2018, Timehop experienced a network intrusion that led to a breach of some of your data," Timehop wrote in an advisory. "We learned of the breach while it was still in progress, and were able to interrupt it, but data was taken." The Timehop service enables users to be reminded of past events from their socia...