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Under Armour reveals data breach affecting 150 MILLION MyFitnessPal accounts

  • Under Armour revealed a data breach affecting its popular MyFitnessPal app  
  • According to the firm, roughly 150 million accounts were affected by the hack 
  • Hackers were able to obtain email addresses, usernames, hashed passwords 
  • They could not access  social security numbers, drivers licenses or credit cards 
  • Firm notified affected users by email and all will be required to change password

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.

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. File photo 

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.

WAS YOUR ACCOUNT AFFECTED BY THE MYFITNESS PAL HACK?

Under Armour has revealed that it learned on March 25 about a hack affecting roughly 150 million MyFitnessPal users.

The data breach occurred in late February, giving an unauthorized party access to usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords.

Under Armour says it has notified all affected users via email, issuing the following statement:

‘To the MyFitnessPal Community:

‘We are writing to notify you about an issue that may involve your MyFitnessPal account information.  

‘We take our obligation to safeguard your personal data very seriously and are alerting you about this issue so you can take steps to help protect your information,’ the message adds.

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.   

‘The company’s investigation is ongoing, but indicates that approximately 150 million user accounts were affected by this issue,’ a statement said.

Users were being notified by email and messaging to update settings to protect account information. 

In addition, users will be required to change their passwords, which the firm is urging they do immediately. 

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. File photo

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. File photo

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