Nearly about 7 million Dropbox usernames and passwords were hacked last week. Reports suggest that these hacks were apparently from third party services that users allowed to access their accounts. The Next Web was the first to notice a leak on a site Pastebin.
Hackers has already leaked about 400 accounts and promised to release more accounts in exchange of Bitcoins. They are claiming that over 6.9 million email and passwords they have that belong to Dropbox.
In a statement from The Next Web,
“Dropbox denied it was hacked:
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 expired as well.”
According to The Next Web, Dropbox is sending notifications to the affective users to reset their passwords.
It is a similar response to previous hacks of Snapchat and iCloud, when hackers were able to obtain personal photos. Snapchat claimed that their servers weren’t hacked, but it was from a third party app.
In addition to it, after getting this news Facebook has assured its users that this will not happen on their platform.