Breach Brief – Under Armour

Published On March 30, 2018 | By Tom Huskerson | Breach Briefs

Athletic equipment maker Under Armour has reported that 150 million users of its MyFitnessPal fitness and nutrition app and website have been affected by a data security breach.

According to the company the MyFitnessPal team discovered the breach on March 25  and the culprit had gained unauthorized access to user accounts in February.

Under Armour reported that their investigation revealed that the compromised information includes usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords. Payment card data and government-issued identifiers are unaffected because the company stores that data separately.

UnderArmour notified MyFitnessPal users through email and app notifications on Thursday.

Users of the app are urged to change their passwords immediately. Under Armour said in statement that it is working with data security firms and law enforcement to investigate.

 

 

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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