Dropbox: leaked user data are old and not from hack




On Pastebin hundreds of account names and passwords of Dropbox users appeared and the persons behind the publication claim that there are seven million accounts have been affected. According to Dropbox, however, these old data secured through third parties.

Under the heading ‘Dropbox hacked’ appeared four hundred account names and associated passwords on Pastebin. According to the people behind the publication was about a taste: would total 7 million accounts hacked. By donating bitcoins more publications would follow. “The more bitcoins donated the more logins and passwords are publicly distributed,” the people.

In a statement allows Dropbox to be. however, not hacked “User names and passwords are unfortunately stolen from other, unrelated services and they are used in attempts to log in to sites on the Internet, including Dropbox,” said the statement. The storage service would abuse on the track came earlier and the passwords would have already expired. “These kinds of attacks are the reason we recommend not to use the same password for multiple services,” explains Dropbox further and advise the service to activate. Two-step authentication


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