Online security has been one of the areas today that is under a heavy threat from cyber criminals. Just a month ago, the iCloud hack that ended up into a massive leak of nude pictures of Hollywood actresses made a clamor in the online world and soon the hackers targeted gmail. Just today, it was reported that even Snapchat has faced the attack.
That's not it now the latest report regarding a similar situation has just come. It appears that hundreds of alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on Monday on Pastebin, an anonymous information-sharing website.
According to Reuter, the anonymous user, who claims to have hacked close to 7 million Dropbox accounts, is calling for Bitcoin donations to fund the operation.
"We will keep releasing more to the public as donations come in, show your support," the anonymous Pastebin user said on the site.
In its defense, Dropbox reportedly said that it has not been hacked. It reported said, "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 been expired as well."
The hacker published a "teaser" of 400 username-password pairs, just to make sure the users believed in the situation they were in.
According to Dropbox official, the vast majority of the passwords posted have been expired for some time now. All other remaining passwords have been expired as well.
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