The latest Under Armour data breach affected 150 Million.
The company Under Armour has a number of products in its lineup. Included in that, is an application called MyFitnessPal which allows users to track their fitness and nutritional information. The app is hugely popular, with 150 million users, who were unfortunately victim to this particular data breach. As a result of the Under Armour data breach, things like usernames, email addresses and passwords were compromised. The company is reporting that no personal or financial information was affected, however.
WHO is at risk?
If you are a user of the MyFitnessPal application, then you were a victim of this data breach. The MyFitnessPal app can be accessed via the web, as well as with a mobile app, which is largely how the 150 million users use the service. Fortunately, as mentioned, Under Armour does not gather critical personal information such as Social Security numbers or driver’s license numbers.
However, as with any breach, you can never be certain what was or was not stolen, based on the news reports. In our experience, it is always wise to assume the worst and take the necessary action.
WHAT should you do?
At this point, if you are a user of the MyFitnessPal app, you should have been required to change your password. If you have not done so yet, we advise doing so immediately. As always, check your credit report for any suspicious activity after any data breach.
To change your MyFitnessPal password, simply go to their website and click on the My Home tab, then Settings, and finally Change password. Remember to use a password that you DO NOT use on any financial or personal websites. In fact, IDP Deals always recommends that you have unique passwords for every site on the internet (using a password manager tool like KeyPass).
HOW did the Under Armour data breach happen?
The company learned in late March that “an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts in late February 2018”. Under Armour quickly notified its user base of the data breach and required that passwords be changed immediately. Even though the passwords were encrypted, it is always best to change the password to be on the safe side.
The Under Armour notice of data breach should answer any further questions you might have regarding the situation. In addition, Under Armour also provided a security information FAQ which provides even more detailed information on the subject.
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