7 Million Dropbox Credentials Hacked, Change Yours Passwords Now!
Apparently, hackers on a mission to get everyone’s information lately. According to 9 to 5 Mac, a database containing login information for nearly 7 million users of the private cloud storage provider Dropbox has been accessed by hackers. Sort of what happened with the celebrity nude photo leaks, Dropbox claims that the breach was not a mistake on their end.
Dropbox released a statement saying:
Dropbox has not been hacked. These usernames and passwords were unfortunately stolen from other services and used in attempts to log in to Dropbox accounts. We’d previously detected these attacks and the vast majority of the passwords posted have been expired for some time now. All other remaining passwords have been expired as well.
According to the statement, Dropbox itself was not attacked, but rather a third-party service that had stored user credentials. Either way, that doesn’t make users feel any more at ease.
[via 9to5 Mac]
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