Change your passwords now: Dropbox hack affects 68 million users


A dropbox security breach that occurred in 2012 is now affecting millions of users as passwords and login information appear for sale online.

A 5GB document reported by a Motherboard reporter suggests that the details of over 60 million dropbox accounts have been released online. The validity of the document was confirmed by a senior Dropbox employee and contains all hashed emails and user passwords.

Though Dropbox forced password resets last week to ensure unchanged passwords were updated, they are unable to confirm how many users have been affected. The firm insists they have not had any information of a user being hacked because of this breach but urges users to change their passwords immediately as a preventative measure.


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