Hackers Snatched Over 60 Million Passwords From Dropbox’s Leaky Servers
It's a bit sobering to see so many accounts affected, and it sheds light on a recent email from Dropbox prompting users to change their passwords if they haven't done so since mid-2012.
"We’re reaching out to let you know that if you haven’t updated your Dropbox password since mid-2012, you’ll be prompted to update it the next time you sign in. This is purely a preventative measure, and we’re sorry for the inconvenience," Dropbox stated in its email.
Dropbox provided a link to a webpage with more information about the warning, on which it explains that it learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials being compromised in 2012. The service also explained that it doesn't believe any affected accounts have been improperly accessed, but still recommended taking the precautionary measure of changing passwords.
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