Under Armour has confirmed that MyFitnessPal, its fitness and nutrition application and website, was compromised by hackers in a data breach that affected approximately 150 million users.
According to Under Armour, which first discovered the data breach on March 25 and first announced the breach on March 29, cyber-criminals accessed MyFitnessPal’s data in February.
The exposed data includes sensitive personal information such as usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords. It may also include personal health information such as fitness and nutrition data.
Data thieves intentionally hack into inadequately protected servers to steal personal information with the primary incentive of using that private data to commit identity theft and fraud. In addition to revealing users’ health information, this breach’s exposure of email addresses and passwords may also provide cybercriminals with access to users’ other accounts, thereby making additional personal information easily accessible. Identity theft wreaks havoc on consumers’ finances, credit history, and reputation and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. Identity thieves use stolen personal information for a variety of crimes, including credit card fraud, phone or utilities fraud, banking or finance fraud, and government fraud. Moreover, a person whose personal information has been compromised may not see the full extent of identity theft or fraud for years.
FBFG’s attorney are experienced in prosecuting class actions on behalf of data breach victims, and have secured record-setting settlements in such actions. If you or someone you know was a MyFitnessPal Premium user, please contact us to discuss your legal options.