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Data breach hits 150 million users of Under Armour fitness app


BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A significant data breach was reported today by Under Armour, affecting users of its popular MyFitnessPal app.

About 150 million user accounts are believed to be affected by the issue, Under Armour said in a press release on Thursday.

"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," said the company.

"The affected data did not include government-issued identifiers (such as Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers), which the company does not collect from users. Payment card data was also not affected because it is collected and processed separately."

MyFitnessPal is Under Armour's food and nutrition application and website.

MyFitnessPal staff became aware of a data security issue on March 25. The data was breached in late February.

"The company quickly took steps to determine the nature and scope of the issue and to alert the MyFitnessPal community of the incident," the company stated. "Under Armour is working with leading data security firms to assist in its investigation, and also coordinating with law enforcement authorities."

The company's investigation is ongoing, but indicates that approximately 150 million user accounts were affected by this issue.

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