Timehop Security Breach Affects Over 20 Million Users

news that mobile app, Timehop, has announced a security breach affecting its entire user base of over 21 million users.


Commenting on this, Dan Pitman, senior solutions architect at Alert Logic, said “We’re seeing an increase in breach notification, as organisations do their utmost to adhere to the 72 hour imposed timescales. Although Timehop were guilty of a ‘schoolboy’ error by not applying multi-factor authentication to their remote access systems, it appears that the impact was limited by them not requiring data from their customers, where not necessary for service, and being able to rescind access via the access keys quickly.”