Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal Hacked – User Data Exposed

February 19, 2019

Another data has surfaced with respect to the Under Armor’s MyFitnessPal application information break. The information rupture that happened in February 2018, has influenced around 3,977,385 Australian clients.


MyFitnessPal lets users monitor their calorie intake and measure it against the amount of exercise they are doing, with a database of more than 2 million foods available to choose from. It was founded in 2005 by brothers Mike and Albert Lee. It was acquired by Under Armour in 2015 for $475 million. The app is part of Under Armour’s connected fitness division, with revenue last year accounting for 1.8 per cent of the company’s $5 billion in total sales.


The data came into the light after the rupture notice put together by the organization to the Australian Government was made open under the nation’s Freedom of Information Act.


“The organization accepts around 3,977,385 Australian client accounts were influenced by the issue,” read the record.


Altogether, the information break had affected 150 million clients. The information that was gotten to incorporates usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords of clients. Following the disclosure of the rupture, the organization was fast at making a move and began advising the influenced people through email, site and in-application informing on March 29, 2018.


It isn’t yet known whether the aggressors had abused the information. Notwithstanding, the organization has prescribed clients to change the passwords of their records in the MyFitnessPal application. It has additionally proposed clients screen their records for any suspicious movement.


In the interim, the organization keeps on making security upgrades to its frameworks with the end goal to keep any unapproved access to client data later on. It is likewise planning with the US law requirement specialists to determine the issue.


It’s the biggest data breach of 2018 so far, and Under Armour said it is “working with leading data security firms to assist in its investigation” as well as law enforcement authorities. Shares dropped almost 4% in after-hours trading.


If you’re a MyFitnessPal user and haven’t already received the notification telling you to change your password, we recommend you do so immediately – you may also want to change that password on any other sites you use it on, especially if you are using the same email address on those too.



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