This data hack is the largest so far this year

By Eric Nicole Salta | Photo by Igor Miske/Unsplash

Popular health and fitness app MyFitnessPal was confirmed to have been hacked in February, the largest so far this year, after US sportsweard brand Under Armour disclosed that at least 150 million user accounts were compromised.

Among the stolen data were usernames, e-mail addresses and “hashed” passwords, but financial information like credit card details, which are processed separately, were not affected. 

An e-mail from chief digital officer Paul Fipps was sent out to subscribers stating that “On March 25, 2018, we became aware that during February of this year an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts.”

While there were no details yet on who was responsible for the security breach, Under Armour has said it is already working with security experts and law enforcement to investigate the issue further. The company has since urged users to change their passwords immediately.

The reactions however have been amusing to say the least.