Dropbox – A cloud-based data storage server where people shares their data like pictures, data, videos etc. but It’s a bad news that 4years ago dropbox users ID and passwords were hacked of 68 million users and now leaked online.
Hacker circulated the credentials over the internet by posting the hacked data online. The Company came to know about hacked data only two weeks ago after knowing the 68 million user credentials were gone online. Dropbox also warned users to be careful and should change the password of their created account if they signed up before 2012.
Company indicated that they still don’t get to know about theft, how it done and by whom
Dropbox believes this theft was taken place in 2012. The Company said that after learning about the issue, we then emailed to all users we believed were affected and reset passwords for all that users who hadn’t updated their passwords since mid-2012.
“This reset ensures users if these passwords are cracked still they can’t be used to access user’s account on dropbox.”
Dropbox warned to their users if they had signed up before 2012 and used that same password somewhere else then they must change immediately that as well to protect that account.
“Also please be alert to spam or phishing email addresses were included in the list,” it said.
Dropbox earlier reported they have over 500 million users who use their cloud storage server to store their data like images, docs, videos etc.
Still, we would like to mention to all users please don’t store any of your personal data anywhere or be aware.