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150 Million user Accounts Affected with MyFitnessPal Data Breach

MyFitnessPal data breach affected more than 150 million user accounts. Attackers stole the usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords.

The breach most likely happened in February this year and the company identified the unauthorized data access from their servers on March 25, 2018.

MyFitnessPal confirms payment cards were not affected by the breach as it is collected and processed separately. No government-issued identifiers such as Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers were not affected because we don’t collect that information from users MyFitnessPal statement reads.

The identity of the unauthorized access not yet identified and they working with data security firms to investigate the unauthorized access.

Majority of their password encrypted with bcrypt and few of them with SHA-1, a 160-bit hashing function.

After understanding the scope of the attack they sent out notification email’s to the customers “to change their passwords immediately” and to provide details on how they protect their private data.

“We continue to monitor for suspicious activity and to coordinate with law enforcement authorities.We continue to make enhancements to our systems to detect and prevent unauthorized access to user information” MyFitnessPal statement reads.


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