Social media memories app Timehop got hit by a data breach affecting 21 million users

Business Insider | 7/9/2018 | Shona Ghosh
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Social media nostalgia app Timehop disclosed it was hit by a breach that affected 21 million users.

Phone numbers, names, and email address were lifted in the breach, and it's possible malicious actors accessed people's social accounts too.

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Timehop said the breach happened because it hadn't taken strong enough security measures on its cloud account.

Timehop is advising people whose phone numbers were taken to take extra security measures with their mobile providers.

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Timehop, an app that resurfaces people's old social media posts, has admitted that it was hit by a data breach that affected 21 million users.

Alarmingly, the company said data thieves could access Timehop's "access tokens" which allow its app to show people old social media posts from services such as Facebook and Instagram.

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"These tokens could allow a malicious actor to view without permission some of your social media posts," the company said.

Timehop has terminated the tokens and said there's no evidence that anyone accessed social media data. But the company also said the breach had started in December, and that...
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