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Under Armour hit by data breach affecting 150 million users

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Under Armour’s headquarters in Baltimore.

Sports apparel merchant Under Armour has become the latest victim of a massive digital theft of sensitive information about tens of millions of customers.

The Baltimore company disclosed Thursday that an intruder grabbed the email addresses and login information during a February break-in affecting about 150 million users of its food and nutrition website, MyFitnessPal.

Under Armour says the hacker didn’t obtain any payment information, Social Security numbers or driver’s license numbers. That means this break-in is unlikely to require credit and debit cards to be replaced or raise the specter of identity theft, as happened with big breaches affecting retailer Target and credit reporting agency Equifax that resulted in the departures of their CEOs.

Still, Under Armour says it is requiring all MyFitnessPal users to change their passwords.

The company said it began notifying MyFitnessPal users of the breach, via email and in-app messaging, four days after it learned of the problem.

Under Armour said that more information about this issue is available at https://content.myfitnesspal.com/security-information/FAQ.html.

(The Associated Press and The Baltimore Sun contributed to this report.)


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