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Dropbox says that its service was not hacked


News by Luke Jones on Tuesday October 14, 2014.

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There have been plenty of high profile security issue of late, not least Apple's iCloud hack where dozens of nude images of celebrities leaked online. Android of course is also consistently the subject of security breaches, but the cloud is particularly causing concern for people at the moment as masses of personal data seem to be leaking and being hacked. The latest to be targeted appears to be cloud storage giant Dropbox.

A partial dump on Pastebin revealed that 7 million users in a database of hacked cloud information of private files revealed that Dropbox had been attacked. However, the storage company has responded to the hack and said that it was not in fact breached:

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.

It seems that all the targeted accounts were already changed, but it is always worth logging into your account and changing your password just in case.

source: Dropbox

 
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