Under Armour (which acquired MyFitnessPal several years ago) has confirmed that the platform has experienced a data breach in which over 150 million user data might have been exposed. Thankfully no financial information or social security numbers were part of the breach, but instead things like user names, email addresses, and hashed passwords are some of them.
The breach was said to have occurred back in February and Under Armour claims to have only been notified of it last week. The company states that they are working with the affected users via email and through in-app messaging, law enforcement, and also data security firms to try and determine the source of the breach.
In a statement released by the company, “Four days after learning of the issue, the company began notifying the MyFitnessPal community via email and through in-app messaging. The notice contains recommendations for MyFitnessPal users regarding account security steps they can take to help protect their information. The company will be requiring MyFitnessPal users to change their passwords and is urging users to do so immediately.”