Data Breach Impacts 150M Fitness App Users

Under Armour announced the breach Thursday
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2018 7:19 PM CDT
Under Armour Data Breach Affects 150M Customers
In this Dec. 10, 2017 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars running back TJ Yeldon warms up wearing Under Armour cleats before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Jacksonville, Fla.   (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

In what may be the worst thing to happen to Under Armour since everyone was making fun of Steph Curry's shoes, the athletic gear company revealed Thursday that a data breach of its fitness and nutrition app compromised the data of 150 million or so user, CNBC reports. The breach of the MyFitnessPal app occurred in February but wasn't discovered by Under Armour until March 25. "The company quickly took steps to determine the nature and scope of the issue and to alert the MyFitnessPal community of the incident,” the BBC quotes Under Armour as saying. The company says affected information could include usernames, email addresses, and passwords, which are strongly encrypted. The company says no payment information was impacted. Under Armour shares dropped 3.8% with the news. (More Under Armour stories.)

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