Dropbox Hacked – More than 68 Million Accounts Leaked

August 31, 2016 // In: Tech News

One of the popular cloud storage firm have been hacked. This hack lead the dumping of 68 million account information.
Dropbox have confirmed this breach and ask it’s users to change the credentials as soon as possible. They did not announce exact number of affected users.
Selection of files available at database trading community  contains email addresses and hashed passwords for the Dropbox users.  There are four files in total in at around 5GB, containing 68,680,741 accounts. An Senior Dropbox employee verified the legitimacy of the data.

 

“Our security teams are always watching out for new threats to our users. As part of these ongoing efforts, we learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses plus hashed and salted passwords) that we believe were obtained in 2012. Our analysis suggests that the credentials relate to an incident we disclosed around that time,” the company wrote.

 

Note: If you own Dropbox account, it’s recommended to change your password.