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Timehop: Data of 21 million users compromised in July 4 hack

By Olivia Beavers - 07/09/18 12:22 PM EDT
 

Timehop, the application that resurfaces old photos and posts on Facebook, on Sunday revealed that hackers had compromised the personal data of millions of its users.

The attackers, according to a preliminary investigation of the breach, stole roughly 21 million email addresses and names from Timehop during an attack last Wednesday, which took place during the 4th of July U.S. holiday.

From those affected users, the hackers also gained access to rough 4.7 million phone numbers, the company wrote in a Sunday blog post.

The hackers' access to phone numbers adds an additional risk to those affected — phone numbers are increasingly used to boost security in a number of instances, from resetting passwords to authenticating account logins.

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http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/396111-timehop-says-data-of-21-million-users-affected-in-july-4-cyber-attack


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