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Nearly 7 Million Dropbox Accounts Compromised – Dropbox Denies & Explains

An anonymous hacker claimed having compromised a bewildering amount of Dropbox accounts, releasing the usernames and passwords of 400 of them. However, Dropbox affirmed not having been hacked and that the details made public were already expired.


More online accounts have been ‘compromised’. This time, around 400 Dropbox users have had their usernames and passwords released by a hacker on Pastebin. The latter asserts that he has the details of 6 937 081 Dropbox accounts. He asked for Bitcoins in payment for him to give access back to the accounts.

However, Dropbox stated that the service was not hacked and that the passwords given out had expired anyway.

In reality, Dropbox was not hacked, but the usernames and passwords of the accounts were robbed from other services and entered to attempt to log into the Dropbox accounts. If the usernames and passwords are now entered into Dropbox, the users will be asked to reset the passwords via their registered email address.

Users are advised to use additional security measures like using the two-step verification option available on many services.


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