The news of hacking dropbox accounts have surfaced this morning, which is a surprise for not only individuals but also for mobile apps development companies who rely upon dropbox for their day to day data storage. However, the company has denied this by stating that the accounts which have been compromised are actually expired and have been leaked by a third party services.
Exact statement issued by the Dropbox:
“Dropbox has not been hacked. 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.”
This morning, a thread on Reddit surfaced online which contained some links to “Pastebin” files that allegedly contains the many usernames and passwords to dropbox accounts. The hackers however didn’t put away all the accounts but hundreds and offer more in exchange of Bitcoins. They claimed to have massive 7 million accounts information with them.
While it’s not confirmed whether the message is a real threat or not, as a precautionary measure, we advise all to update their passwords.