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Data breach in fitness website bodybuilding.com

According to cyber forensics course specialists, the website for fitness, bodybuilding and other sports fans, bodybuilding.com, has notified its users about a security breach detected last February; The web site administrators confirmed that the incident was occurred due to a phishing email received in mid-last year.

The incident report mentions that the security
breach could have compromised some personal details about bodybuilding.com
users stored by the website owners. “We conduct research in collaboration with
external cyber forensics course experts; we still cannot confirm if the
attackers have accessed the information of the users that is under our
protection”.

It should be noted that the complete
information of the payment
cards
of the users of the web site has not been compromised, since the
company only stores a record of the last four digits of the clients’ payment
cards.

Nonetheless, it is necessary that users of the
website receive some protection measures against potential frauds or hacking
activities; cyber forensics course experts from the International Institute of
Cyber Security (IICS) mentioned that, to begin with, the company will reset the
passwords of all users on the online platform.

“We’ll reset users’ passwords during their
upcoming logins. In addition, the federal authorities are already working on
our case”, mentions a statement from the company.

Later reports revealed that among the personal
details involved during this incident are:

  • User
    names
  • Email
    addresses
  • Phone
    numbers
  • Billing
    addresses
  • History
    of purchases on the web site

The company reaffirmed that, with the evidence
they have so far, it is not possible to determine whether the information has
been extracted by any threat actor or not.

The company ensures that it will be contacting
via email all the affected users as soon as possible. It is advisable for all
users of the website to manually reset their password, in addition to
periodically checking their bank statements looking for any indication of
unauthorized activity related to their payment cards.

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