Hackers steal personal data from up to 21 million Timehop users

If you’re a Timehop user, we’ve got some really bad news. The app, which reminds you of your past social media postings, says it was hacked on July 4.

Timehop says some 21 million users are affected by the data breach, which exposed information such as names, email addresses, and phone numbers.

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In a company blog post, Timehop says although it learned of the hack while it was happening and was able to interrupt it, “data was taken.” 

The cause of the hack: Apparently, the company’s cloud computing account wasn’t protected by multi-factor authentication. Timehop says it’s beefed up its security since the incident. Read more…

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