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BREAKING NEWS:

  • Under Armour’s health- and fitness-tracking app, MyFitnessPal, has been hit by a data breach.
  • Roughly 150 million MyFitnessPal users are affected, Under Armour says.
  • Under Armour says an “unauthorized party” gained information like usernames and email addresses, but not payment details.

“Under Armour is working with leading data security firms to assist in its investigation, and also coordinating with law enforcement authorities,” the company said in a statement. “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.”

Under Armour will require MyFitnessPal users to change their password and is “urging users to do so immediately.” The company is also encouraging users to review their accounts for suspicious activity and be cautious of any unsolicited messages asking for personal information.

If you receive an email that claims your personal MyFitnessPal information has been hacked, and that you need to click on links to change your password or open attachments to find out how to protect yourself, be very careful. Do not click on links, do not open attachments, and if there is a reference to a website with more information, type the web address in your browser.

Cyber-attacks are rapidly getting more sophisticated. GDR Group will help train your employees to better manage the urgent IT security problems of social engineering, spear-phishing and ransomware attacks. Take the first step now and email sales@gdrgroup.com to request a quote for security awareness training for your organization.