Under Armour Says MyFitnessPal Data Breach Affects 150 Million Users

Popular calorie-tracking app MyFitnessPal has suffered a massive data breach affecting roughly 150 million users.

Sports gear maker Under Armour revealed Thursday that its fitness application was hacked in late February, allowing an unauthorized party to access millions of users' information.

This includes usernames, email addresses, and 'hashed' passwords, which make it harder for a hacker to ascertain.

The Baltimore, Maryland-based company said it had contacted law enforcement and outside consultants after learning of the breach.

Under Armour said it learned on March 25 that its MyFitnessPal application was hacked last month.

The app enables users to track activity and calorie intake using a smartphone.

According to the firm, the hack did not affect social security numbers, drivers licenses or credit card data, according to the company.

So far, the company does not know who is behind the hack, but says it is working with ‘leading data security firms’ to investigate the matter.

To protect your account, Under Armour recommends:  

  • Change your password for any other account on which you used the same or similar information used for your MyFitnessPal account.
  • Review your accounts for suspicious activity.
  • Be cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for your personal data or refer you to a web page asking for personal data.
  • Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails.   

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5560293/Under-Armour-says-150-mn-affected-data-breach.html#ixzz5BBsVrC3m

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