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Under Armour's Health App - My Fitness Pal - Breached!

April 4, 2018

BREAKING NEWS:

  • Under Armour's health- and fitness-tracking app, MyFitnessPal, has been hit by a data breach.
     

  • Roughly 150 million MyFitnessPal users are affected.
     

  • Under Armour says an "unauthorized party" gained information like usernames and email addresses, but not payment details.

"Under Armour is working with leading data security firms to assist in its investigation. The company said in a statement. "The investigation indicates that the affected information included usernames, email addresses, and passwords."

 

This is a phishing bonanza and with all certainty the cyber mafia is already working on campaigns to exploit this breach.

 

{Free message template to share below}

 

I would email your employees, family and friends something to this extent, feel free to copy/paste or edit:

 

"A 150 million database with user names and passwords of Under Armour's super popular MyFitnessPal app has been hacked. Cyber criminals are going to use this to scare you into clicking on phishing emails and infect your computer with malware or manipulate you into giving out personal information."

If you receive an email that claims your personal MyFitnessPal information has been hacked, and that you need to click on links to change your password or open attachments to find out how to protect yourself, be very careful. Be sure to HOVER any links and verify the sender is in fact Under Armour.

 

We have also provided many local businesses with a complementary training session to help educate your staff on how to be a cyber ninja. Uneducated users are the greatest risk to your business. Here's a link to learn more about that.

 

 

Sign up today to educate your employees on how to know what a fraudulent email looks like. Click on the video ---->

 

 

 

Why you MUST have a password management system, NOW

 

I've advised our followers to get a password manager to keep up with maintaining different passwords for every portal you utilize. The problem with most portals is they are free and therefore lack in security. Over the years many of these systems have been breached and this will continue. The Panera breach occurred several months ago so the cyber crooks have had your data for a long time. I use LastPass and really love it. I recommend you use it or one like it to make sure you have different passwords for every portal you subscribe too.

 

 

Be safe out there!
Randy