When the company first announced the data breach over the weekend, it said that users' names, email had been compromised. Now, Timehop says other data, like date of birth and gender, was also compromised.
All in all, about 21 milli user accounts were impacted by the data breach. But Timehop has not been compromised. For example, all 21 milli accounts had their names leaked, but ly
It's worth noting that Time is still talking about the same data breach – this is not two separate incidents. But there's still the questi of why the team did not discover the full scope of
In an updated security report sent to users via email, Timehop explained it succinctly: "Because we messed up."
"In our enthusiasm to disclose everything we knew, we were always in the mood for everything," the email ctinued.
COO Timehop Rick Webb made it clear that user ctent – like photos, statuses, and other data stored as "memories" – was not stolen in the breach. Webb told TechCrunch That "that stuff is what we cared about, that stuff was protected."
He added that the company would "make a mental note to think about everything else" moving forward. According to …