Fit­ness app used by mil­lions is hacked

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MORE than 150 mil­lion user ac­counts of pop­u­lar diet and fit­ness app Myfit­nesspal have been hacked, its own­ers said.

US sports­wear brand Un­der Ar­mour, the app’s own­ers, said it first be­came aware of the se­cu­rity breach on March 25 and be­gan in­form­ing users four days later.

It said the data had been stolen in late Fe­bru­ary and that email ad­dresses and pass­words had been ac­cessed but that pay­ment de­tails were un­af­fected be­cause they are pro­cessed sep­a­rately.

The Mary­land-based com­pany said it was work­ing with data se­cu­rity firms and law en­force­ment agen­cies to in­ves­ti­gate the breach and urged all users to change their pass­words.

Un­der Ar­mour added: “We do not know the iden­tity of the unau­tho­rised party. Our in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.”

The app al­lows cus­tomers to mon­i­tor their calo­rie in­take and mea­sure it against the amount of ex­er­cise they do.

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