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Don't Let This Breach Get You Bent Out of Shape

April 2, 2018
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WHAT HAPPENED

A database containing 150 million user names, email addresses, and potentially some password information of Under Armour's MyFitnessPal app has been compromised. The latest (and largest) data breach of 2018 involves a popular fitness application that may, ironically, cause you enough stress to burn more than a few calories.

Following the theft of user contact information, the next step that criminals take will no doubt involve unleashing a barrage of phishing emails, with the goal of infecting your computer or corporate network with ransomware, or socially engineering you into providing personal information.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

To protect yourself, here are a few suggestions:

  • Immediately change your MyFitnessPal app password.
  • Use extreme caution in the event that you receive an email pertaining to your MyFitnessPal information, requesting that you visit a website to change your password or open an attachment (such as a PDF document). To determine how best to protect your information contact the company directly.
  • For any emails related to Under Armour (and virtually all other emails), avoid clicking on links. Links can be made to look safe but they can send you to very dangerous destinations. Instead, if there is a link to a company website with more information, manually type the web address into your browser to access the site.

For more information about keeping your business safe from cybersecurity risks, contact us today at 401.421.4800.