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Dropbox credentials dumped online - 68m users at risk

Paul Brislen, Editor. 01 September 2016, 8:56 am

If you're a Dropbox user it's time to batten down the hatches with news today that 68 million email addresses and passwords stolen in 2012 have been published online.

Users are advised to change their passwords as soon as possible - and for those who use one password on multiple services, it's probably time to revisit those passwords as well.

The database Dump was identified by security notification service Leakbase and verified by independent security researchers at the Have I been Pwned? data leak database. 

Security blogger, and Microsoft regional director, Troy Hunt, has verified the leak is real and found both his account details and those of his wife.

On his blog, Hunt says "There is no doubt whatsoever that the data breach contains legitimate Dropbox passwords, you simply can't fabricate this sort of thing."


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