Under Armour MyFitnessPall app hacked, exposing data of 150 million user accounts

Under Armour MyFitnessPall app hacked, exposing data of 150 million user accounts
Sports apparel company Under Armour has gained quite the popularity in the past few years and you've probably noticed that. It now competes with the top dogs of the industry, including Nike, Adidas, and Puma. Under Armour also offers a fitness app and service called MyFitnessPal. It tracks your calorie income, has info about numerous diets and fitness programs, you get the idea. Now, before you call us SportsArena (actually, that sounds somewhat compelling) let's go straight to the topic – it turns out MyFitnessPal has been hacked, resulting in the breach of 150 million accounts. Yikes. 

The news was confirmed by Under Armour itself. The company said there were accounts, passwords, and e-mails stolen, but no credit card numbers, Social Security numbers or driver's license info was compromised. However, that doesn't mean users are safe, as cybercriminals can do harm with just the information they've got. 

There is no information on how exactly hackers gained access to the account data, and Under Armour advised all users to change their password immediately to prevent further data heists. “We continue to monitor for suspicious activity and to coordinate with law enforcement authorities”, the company said, adding that it will improve its data security measures.

This is the biggest data breach for 2018 so far and one of the top five of all time. The first place in this not-so-prestigious ranking is taken by the infamous Yahoo account data breach from 2013 when the data of over 3 billion accounts was compromised.

source: Under Armour via Reuters

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5 Comments

1. peace247 unregistered

wth...i just made my account 10 min ago using my facebook id...should i be worried?

2. gandalf_the_junkie

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

Just assume everyone already has your data. But on a serious note, with all the trouble Facebook is in, I don't recommend logging into anything using your Facebook ID. Change your passwords, enable two-step authentication on your Facebook, and continue living your life.

3. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Is this sarcasm or are you being real???

4. antroid

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

I hope many companies from now on will enhance their security although for some it's already too late

5. Alter

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Maybe PhoneArena should have a section called SportsArena that focuses on health, fitness, and sports. Imagine the possibilities.

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