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.
Even if they're not part of the breach. Tell your friends and family who use it about the MyFitnessPal incident. Make sure they don't recycle passwords.
— Steve Ragan (@SteveD3) March 29, 2018
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.
What scares me the most about the MyFitnessPal data breach is someone will know exactly how much f*cking pizza I really eat, and the last time I choked down a veggie was 2010.
— Jacqui 🍷Is it wine o’clock?🍷 (@heyjacqui_) March 29, 2018
Woke up to an email saying my MyFitnessPal account has been hacked. The absolute shame of Russia knowing how much Greek yogurt I ate in January!
— Jon (@pifflevalve) March 30, 2018
— ||[Cattsy]||[2.0]||😽💞💞 (@Cattereia) March 30, 2018
I think it’s fair to say the MyFitnessPal breach totally validates my choice to avoid working out at all cost.
— bat (@mzbat) March 30, 2018
MyFitnessPal had a data breach?
Good thing everyone already knows I eat cookies every day and rarely workout 🤷🏼♀️
— Courtney Mattison (@CourtMattison) March 30, 2018
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