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Dropboxthe popular online locker service, appears to have been hacked by an unnamed hacker group. It is still unclear how the details of so many users were accessed and, indeed, if they are actually legitimate or not. However, the group claims to have accessed details from nearly 7 million individual s and are threatening to release users' photos, videos and other files. A thread surfaced on Reddit today that include links to files containing hundreds of usernames and passwords for Dropbox s in plain text.
Also a series of posts with hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for Dropbox s have been made to Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing site. Hackers have already leaked about s by posting credentials, all starting with the letter B, and labelled it as a " first teaser The perpetrators are also promising to release more more password details if they're paid a Bitcoin ransom.
The security breach in Dropbox would definitely have bothered its millions of users and since passwords are involved in this incident, so it has more frightening consequences on its users. Reddit users have tested some of the leaked username and password combinations and confirmed that at least some of them work.
However, Dropbox has denied it has been hacked, saying the passwords were stolen apparently from third-party services that users allowed to access their s. In a statement to The Next WebDropbox said:.
The incident came just few days after the Snappening incident in which the personal images of as much asSnapchat users were leaked onlinewhich was the result of a security breach in the its third-party app. Snapchat has denied that its service or server was ever compromised, but the servers of a third-party app deed to save Snapchat photos, which became the target for hackers to obtain personal photographs.
Snowden suggested web users to stop using Dropbox and warned them that the cloud storage service does not safeguard users' privacy because it holds encryption keys and can therefore be forced by governments to hand over the personal data they store on its servers. He suggested people to use an alternative cloud storage provider that do not store any encryption keys, so that the users' data cannot be read by anyone.
Until the full scope of the problem is known, it's probably worthwhile changing your password. But whether the attack is confirmed or not, it's a good idea to change your password just to be on a safer side — especially for those users who use same password for multiple services.
Users are also recommended to turn on two-factor authentication, which Dropbox now supports and install a time-based, one-time password app on a mobile device.
Update : Dropbox has issued a statement on its blog further clarifying that the Dropbox passwords were stolen from "unrelated services. For an added layer of security, we always recommend enabling 2 step verification on your. Found this article interesting? Latest Stories. Other Stories.
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