Wearable Fitness Trackers the Target of a Data Breach

More than 61 million records from Apple, Fitbit, and other fitness tracker brands have reportedly been exposed in a massive data breach.

According to an investigation conducted by WebsitePlanet and independent security researchers, the breached records contained user data that include user names, date of birth, key physical characteristics such as height, weight, and gender, and geographic location. A sampling of the breached records indicates that Apple’s Healthkit application represented the original source of the majority of the records.

WebsitePlanet’s investigation traced the breach to GetHealth, a company that accesses and synchronizes health and wellness data from wearables, medical devices, and other medical applications. GetHealth has reportedly confirmed that the affected data has been secured subsequent to the original breach.

Visit the Website Planet report on the hacking of fitness trackers.

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