MyFitnessPal data hack compromises 150 million user accounts

Under Armour says a data breach affects 150M MyFitnessPal app users

Under Armour said MyFitnessPal, its health-and-fitness tracking app, was affected in a significant data beach, compromising as many as 150 million accounts.

Information revealed through the breach may include usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords.

An online food and nutrition website and app said they suffered an unauthorised data breach of their users information.

According to a dedicated company FAQs page, Under Armour detected the security issue on 25 March 2018 when it learned that an unauthorized party had viewed data pertaining to MyFitnessPal users' accounts.

The firm said it is working with data security firms and law enforcement without sharing details on how the hackers compromised its network without getting caught. The company has begun notifying users via in-app message, as well as email.

Under Armour bought MyFitnessPal in 2015 for $475m, after it was founded in 2005 by brothers Mike and Albert Lee.

Paul Fipps - the chief digital officer for the MyFitnessPal app - said in a statement: "We understand that you value your privacy and we take the protection of your information seriously".

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Shares of Under Armour fell three per cent in extended trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

As precaution, Under Armour is advising MyFitnessPal users to change their passwords for any other internet accounts that used the same login credentials.

"Review your accounts for suspicious activity", the company said in a FAQ about the breach.

The Facebook, Cambridge Analytica data scandal is ongoing, with deepening investigations both sides of the Atlantic.

It's the biggest data breach so far this year, casting a wider net than the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw 50 million Facebook accounts accessed.

MyFitnessPal is a free smartphone app and website that tracks diet and exercise to determine optimal caloric intake and nutrients for the users' goals and uses gamification elements to motivate users.

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