68 million passwords were dumped online in recent Dropbox hack

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Earlier this week, Dropbox suffered a hack and had its users force reset passwords that it claims were stolen in a 2012 breach. The following message was given to the users.

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

If you haven’t logged in on Dropbox, you will have to change your passwords. Furthermore, if you started using Dropbox before mid 2012, you should also reset your password.

The hack was so big that a file was obtained sized around 5GB which contained the details of 68,680,741 accounts.

Read more https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/08/31/dropbox-hack-leads-to-68-million-passwords-dumped-online/

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from Gilbertine Onfroi

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