Nostalgic social network ‘Timehop’ loses data from 21 million users

www.theregister.co.uk | 7/4/2018 | Staff
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A service named “Timehop” that claims it is “reinventing reminiscing” in part by linking posts from other social networks probably wishes it could go back in time and reinvent its own security, because it’s just confessed to losing data describing 21 million members and can’t guarantee that the perps didn’t slurp private info from users’ social media accounts.

“On July 4, 2018, Timehop experienced a network intrusion that led to a breach of some of your data,” the company wrote. “We learned of the breach while it was still in progress, and were able to interrupt it, but data was taken.”

Names - Email - Addresses - Keys - Timehop

Names and email addresses were lifted, as were “Keys that let Timehop read and show you your social media posts (but not private messages)”. Timehop has “deactivated these keys so they can no longer be used by anyone - so you’ll have to re-authenticate to our App.”

The breach also led to the loss of access tokens Timehop uses to access other social networks such as Twitter,...
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