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Another Data Breach, This time with Athletic Apparel Company Under Armour

Last year fell victim to so many data breaches exposing tens of millions of people’s personal data that it was dubbed “The Year of the Breach”. The year 2018 seems like it is going to continue the legacy however. Today, the athletic apparel company Under Armour has been exposed to some hacking of its own. They have allowed the data of 150 million users of their meal and fitness app MyFitnessPal to be breached.

“On March 25, the MyFitnessPal team became aware that an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts in late February 2018,” reads a press release detailing the breach. “The investigation indicates that the affected information included usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords – the majority with the hashing function called bcrypt used to secure passwords.”
Because the passwords were hashed it suggests that the account most likely were not compromised immediately after the data was breached≥ But anybody using the app should definitely change their password. Under Amour suggests the same. It also appears that no social security numbers or credit card numbers were stolen so let’s hear it for silver linings… 


“The affected data did not include government-issued identifiers (such as Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers), which the company does not collect from users,” explained the press release. “Payment card data was also not affected because it is collected and processed separately.”

Under Amour has not learned who stole the data at the current moment.

[via Mashable]

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