Under Armour subsidiary MyFitnessPal has reported about a data-breach that took place in the month of February of the same year and of which the ‘pal’ became aware on March 25, 2018, as per their ‘Important Message’ reads.
As per reports suggest, very sensitive piece of data of about 150 million users has been extracted by an unauthorized and undetected party.
The sensitive type of data being leaked involves usernames, email addresses and passwords. However, the company reported that the passwords has been extracted in the encrypted form and the type of encryption is ‘bcrypt’.
As per some researchers, it will take around a decade to break the encryption and by this time all the leaked data will become irrelevant. But, the point to note here is, all the platforms claim ‘most secured’ and ‘unhackable’, before the data leaks and other controversial incidents like Facebook privacy fiasco. Being said that, I am considering that the users need to change to their passwords immediately and as the same has been recommended by the company also.
Also, that password and email combination can also be used to get access of accounts on other sites and that is why all those people using MyFitnessPal need to change their passwords on all the sites, as to secure their data and other information.
Seems like the humans are evolving, getting advanced and so do the ‘seasons’ and this being the ‘privacy fiasco season’.
As per the official words, the company has already started to take preventive measures so as to mitigate the effects of the fiasco. Some words of the message reads, “We take our obligation to safeguard your personal data very seriously and are alerting you about this issue so you can take steps to help protect your information.”, read the complete notice here.
All my dear readers, please be safe while interacting on internet or using it. Keep coming for more tech news or for tech stories occurring in ‘privacy fiasco season’.