Under Armour Stated 150 Million Accounts of MyFitness Pal got Hacked

 

Under Armour, the athletic company in Maryland, Baltimore stated about the huge data breach in its exercise app, MyFitnessPal, with over 150 million accounts got severely affected. Of the breached information, the brand stated only email addresses, usernames and information of hashed password hacked. So, it seems (as of now) no financial data was compromised - that could be viewed as slightly as a bright side consideration how frequent breaches and hacks have become.

 

"The inspection shows - affected data incorporated usernames, hashed passwords and email address - the greater part with the hashing function known as bcrypt utilized to protect passwords," the statement stated, alluding to the utilization of an impenetrable password hashing method as per the post on informationsecuritybuzz.com 28/03/2018.

 

On Thursday Under Armour disclosed, account's data was stolen by an unapproved party at February end. It became informed of the hack beginning of this year and step forward to warn users regarding the matter, the company stated.

 

After the announcement, Under Amour's market share value fell nearly 4.6% to $15.59 in the late trading. The stock of the company was up 13% this year after Thursday's close.

 

The information did exclude payment-card data or government-sanctioned identifiers, incorporating"Social Security Numbers" and "driving license numbers."Yet, usernames, password and email address information were taken. Also, the attack's sheer scope- influencing a client base that is greater than the number of population in Japan - would turn to be one of the biggestdata hack.

 

MyFitnessPal stated it is contacting with all the users to notify them about the whole incident that has happened. Since data breach victims are targeted by mass email is quite a favorable opportunity for those who has victim' email access to send malicious scam, the application emphasizes that the email does not contain any link or neither attachment to install nor it asks for any personal data. If you have a MyFitnessPal account and receive an email that does not resemble this, then there is a high chance of scam in it.

 

Under Armour stated, it has involved "renowned data security agency" and "working jointly with law implementation authorities."

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