Dropbox Hacked Accounts Claim is Bogus According to Dropbox

There have been a lot of high-profile hacks recently on services that many of us use on a daily basis. First we saw the nude celebrity photo leak from iCloud and just last week thousands of Snapchat images and videos were leaked. Now it has been said that Dropbox has been hacked and over 7 million usernames and passwords have been compromised.


The reports of this hack stem from an anonymous post on Pastebin.com that contains some 400 usernames and passwords for Dropbox. The user says this is the “first teaser” of some 6,937,081 hacked accounts.

Dropbox quickly responded with a blog post saying, “Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures in place to detect suspicious login activity and we automatically reset passwords when it happens.”

They then looked over the 400 usernames and passwords and updated their post stating that, “A subsequent list of usernames and passwords has been posted online. We’ve checked and these are not associated with Dropbox accounts.”

While Dropbox affirms that your files and data are safe it wouldn’t be a bad idea to change your password. What do you think of all of these hacks lately?

Image courtesy of Ian Lamont.

Source: Dropbox | News Archive

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