Under Armor, owner of the MyFitnessPal application, announced that an estimated 150 million user accounts were found during a data breach. Account information that has been published includes usernames, emails, and hashed passwords. It is not clear if food records or other content has been recorded.
MyFitnessPal Accounts Uncovered
MyFitnessPal is a motion and calorie tracking application used by millions of people. The application and its business were purchased in 201
Under Armor said it was alerted to the data breach on March 25, 2018. However, the attacker who took over the accounts seems to have joined the network a month earlier, in February.
The company said it had alarmed the authorities and that leading data security companies would also help with the investigation. Under Armor will also take the following steps:
- We will inform MyFitnessPal users to provide information about how they can protect their information.
- We will ask MyFitnessPal users to change their passwords and prompt users to do so immediately. 19659007] We continue to monitor suspicious activity and coordinate cooperation with law enforcement agencies.
- We continue to make improvements to our systems to detect and prevent unauthorized access to user information.
What users can do
If you are a MyFitnessPal user, you should take a few extra steps to protect your account. The passwords seem to have been encrypted and hacked so the hackers can not use them automatically. However, if your passwords are long and complicated, they are still vulnerable to brute force attacks. Therefore, Under Armor recommends changing your password not only for the MyFitnessPal account but for other accounts as well if you have used the same.
We also recommend that you review your account for suspicious activity and be wary of new emails so you can click links or open files. Because the emails were exposed in the data breach, the attackers can now use them in spam and phishing campaigns.