Personal Data of 150 Million MyFitnessPal Users Accessed in Breach


On March 25, the MyFitnessPal team became aware that an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts in late February 2018. However, much more important information, such as Social Security numbers, driver license numbers and payment card data were not compromised.

The MyFitnessPal service from Under Armour has suffered a data breach that affects about 150 million users.

The best news from the breach is that Under Armour stored user passwords that were hashed, rather than plan-text.

Four days after discovering the breach, Under Armour notified MyFitnessPal users via app and email notifications.

Reuters said that while the breach "did not include financial data, large troves of stolen email addresses can be valuable to cyber criminals".

"We understand that you value your privacy and we take the protection of your information seriously", Under Armour wrote in a message sent to MyFitnessPal users yesterday.

Another day, another company saying they take our details seriously after losing them.

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The company said, "We continue to monitor for suspicious activity and to coordinate with law enforcement authorities".

The statement in full can be read here, while users can access more information on the app's security page here.

Despite the measures which MyFitnessPal have taken the secure your data, there are still actions which you can take to further protect yourself.

In addition to clothing, the company also has an app that is meant to allow people to track their food intake and nutrition to help get fit (and stay) fit.

"Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails". The company has begun notifying users via in-app message, as well as email.

Under Armour confirmed Thursday that millions of MyFitnessPal accounts have been compromised in a hacking incident that occurred last month.