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Apps affected by this violation include MyFitnessPal, HauteLook, Dubsmash, My Heritage, ShareThis, Animotos, BookMat, EyeEM, 8Fit, White Pages, Fotolog, 500px, Armor Games, Coffee Meets Bagel, DataCamp and Artsy. Some of the apps affected by the violation have millions of user accounts. Dubsmash (162 users) and MyFitnessPal (151 million dollars), according to the report, have the most vulnerable accounts.
Injured information also includes account holder names, email addresses, and passwords Depending on your website, you may use social media, location, or other personal data authentication tokens. According to the report, no payment or bank details were available in the sales lists.
Sites, including MyHeritage, MyFitnessPal, and Animoto, announced this violation to customers last year, the report said, but the additional companies were hacked. A MyFitnessPal spokesperson told The Register that they had asked users to reset their passwords after last year's injury.
"We responded quickly to users and since then called on all MyFitnessPal users who have not changed their passwords since March 29, 2018 to reset their passwords," said Erin Wendell, spokeswoman for MyFitnessPal. "Passwords previously used at the time of MyFitnessPal's security issues are therefore no longer valid for MyFitnessPal, and we continue to recommend strict password practices, including clear and complex passwords for all their accounts, so that users can continue to protect themselves."
Each buyer must crack the encryption to gain access to these password-protected accounts. In order to use one of these accounts, the buyer must be cracked before it can be used. This can sometimes be done by using older email addresses from past violations. Users who have accounts with one of the affected services should change their password if they have not already.