The various sources confirmed that the details of more than 68 million account for online cloud storage platform, Dropbox, have been stolen by the hackers. So, Dropbox notified its users to reset their password after its security team discovered details were obtained from a known 2012 data breach (In 2012, hackers acquired the password of one of the employees of Dropbox and used it to access various files and credentials). But the company have not published an exact number of accounts hacked yet.
“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,” the company wrote.
Also, Patrick Heim, Head of Trust and Security for Dropbox said-“We initiated this password reset as a precautionary measure so that the old passwords from prior to mid-2012 can’t be used to improperly access Dropbox accounts. We still encourage users to reset passwords on other services if they suspect they may have reused their Dropbox password.”
Now the Dropbox is another to join the list of “Mega-Breaches” including LinkedIn, MySpace and Tumblr. And the question remains, are we safe online?