MyFitnessPal breach

The fitness and diet tracking app, MyFitnessPal, recently announced that it was the subject of a 150 million account data breach.

Announced: March 29, 2018

Description of the breach: On March 29, 2018, the fitness and health tracking application, MyFitnessPal, informed its users that they were the subject of a 150 million account data breach. While personal information like step count, diet, and payment information is not believed to have been compromised, usernames, email addresses, and passwords were affected by the breach.

MyFitnessPal users should immediately change their passwords. In addition, users should be on the lookout for phishing attacks and remember that legitimate communications from MyFitnessPal about this issue will never request users to click on a link, or download a file. MyFitnessPal has encouraged users go to its website to update their account information. If you receive an email from MyFitnessPal about this data breach and it asks you click on a link or download a file, it is a phishing attack.

Data breach period: February 2018

Myfittnesspall’s FAQ webpage: https://content.myfitnesspal.com/security-information/FAQ.html

More coverage of this breach: The Verge and CNBC