150 million accounts impacted by data breach in Under Armour app (MyFitnessPal)

Under Armour announced that criminal hackers breached MyFitnessPal, its food and nutrition app and website, and obtained information from 150 million user accounts.

The company came across the breach last week, discovering that the data had been stolen in February. The data included usernames, email addresses, and passwords. However, it’s worth noting that the majority of passwords were hashed with a highly regarded cryptographic hash function called ‘bcrypt’. Additionally, payment card information was not compromised, as this is collected separately. Under Armour is notifying MyFitnessPal users of the breach and prompting them to reset their passwords.


Protect your organization and your customers’ personal data

Although the payment card information was secured and the passwords were hashed, sensitive information was still leaked. This breach reminds us yet again that customer data must be secured and properly stored. Organizations need to conduct information audits regularly to help prevent data breaches. Information audits are an important part of a comprehensive information security management system (ISMS).

ISO 27001 is the international standard that provides specifications for a best-practice ISMS. Achieving ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that an organization has taken reasonable steps to protect its sensitive and confidential data.


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