Link: Nearly 7 Million Dropbox Account Passwords Allegedly Hacked
Nearly 7 Million Dropbox Passwords Allegedly Leaked Online by Hacker, But Dropbox clarifies that credentials were stolen from “unrelated services.”.
"appears to have been hacked by an unnamed hacker group. It is still unclear how the account 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 accounts and are threatening to release users’ photos, videos and other files”
So with small hacks leading to big chaos like iCloud with the fappening and a small unofficial snap chat app snapsave getting hacked leading to the snappening I can only imagine what a hack of this magnitude will lead to undoubtedly the hackers can lookup emails,phone numbers and usernames of known celebrities against the dropbox database and then leak the dropbox information of celebrities which undoubtedly will happen to at least some degree with how many android devices and IOS are tied into dropbox.
So If you are a dropbox user change your password,maybe connect your account to a different email if you are really worried about people hacking your account this way you’ll be better protected.It is safe to say that the hackers probably have mostly user logins and some suers dropbox accounts contents but if users hurry to changing passwords,emails and removing authorization from dropbox apps and tools they don’t need now we can minimize the impact of this hack by reducing the victims and data stolen because frankly 6 thousand logins where leaked as a preview and as more logins leak small and novice hackers will take those logins break in and try stealing premium accounts,looking for logins,bit coin wallet backups,credit cards, and using peoples accounts to host malware.
If people start hurry securing their accounts now it will at least help protect them if their data was stolen by the original hack group it will prevent leechers after logins get leaked from doing more harm.
"A thread surfaced on Reddit today that include links to files containing hundreds of usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts in plain text. Also a series of posts with hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts have been made to Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing site." the hacker news (pastebin is far from anonymous and I’m sure law enforcement is sending them a subpoena for Ip records,timestamps and http headers as we speak if not before this article.
"Hackers have already leaked about 400 accounts by posting login credentials, all starting with the letter B, and labelled it as a "first teaser…just to get things going”. The perpetrators are also promising to release more more password details if they’re paid a Bitcoin ransom.
“More Bitcoin = more accounts published on Pastebin. As more BTC is donated, More pastebin pastes will appear.”
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” , also from the hacker news
Well Their you have it folks massive privacy breach of millions of users and through proxy their families,spouses,children,friends directly the privacy of over 7 million people is compromised then we have to consider that at least 15-25 million people’s privacy will be effected from this hack considering people who share accounts, store family health records,bills,passports,banking info,crypto coins,music,photos, and just their life digitalized and a lot of families have one or 2 members good with computers who store and handle their online things.With that being said this leak is a lot bigger then the massiveness that it already entails.
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