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Dropbox accounts breached via third-party services


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#1 sChiZoO14

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:34 PM

Dropbox has moved to assure users that it has not been hacked directly following reports that 7 million usernames and passwords have been leaked online.

Account information for scores of users recently appeared on Pastebin, but the cloud storage company insists that it was stolen from third-party services.

Dropbox also claims that it has taken steps to protect the accounts affected, and informed users that their files are safe.

"Dropbox has not been hacked," the company said in a blog post. "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."

Dropbox is urging users to activate two-step verification to safeguard themselves against such incidents. This feature can be enabled on the Dropbox website.


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