Hackers break in to 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank earned $2.2 million in 2017

Under Armour reports 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts hacked

Under Armour says that MyFitnessPal payment information was not affected by the breach as the athletic apparel company collects and processes this data separately.

According to an internal investigation at Under Armour, the security issue compromised usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords.

No financial information, such as credit-card numbers, was included in the compromised information, and nor were Social Security numbers or drivers'-license numbers.

If you're a MyFitnessPal user, you'll likely want to change your password for MyFitnessPal, as well as any other accounts that share the same password.

Now, before you call us SportsArena (actually, that sounds somewhat compelling) let's go straight to the topic - it turns out MyFitnessPal has been hacked, resulting in the breach of 150 million accounts. Details on a total of 150 million users have been leaked out into the wild, it's just been announced. Currently, Under Armour is said to be working with the appropriate law enforcement and technology security firms to find the potential initial point of breach.

Under Armour will be directly notifying all MyFitness Pal users, a FAQ posted online stated.

The company is also recommending that users monitor their accounts for suspicious activity, exercise caution around unsolicited communications that request personal information from them and avoid clicking on suspicious links and email attachments. The company acknowledged the breach and said that it has started notifying customers through an email as well as an in-app notification.

It said: "We take our obligation to safeguard your personal data very seriously and are alerting you about this issue so you can take steps to help protect your information".

The Baltimore, Maryland-based company said it had contacted law enforcement and outside consultants after learning of the breach.

MobiHealthNews has reached out to Under Armour for comment, and will update this story with their reply.

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