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Dropbox admits they were hacked but have things under control

Dropbox admits they were hacked but have things under control



Dropbox has admitted that some account names and passwords have been stolen.

Some users started to complain about spam they were receiving to email addresses used only for their Dropbox accounts. This launched an investigation, and found usernames and passwords stolen from other websites were used to sign in to “a small number” of Dropbox accounts.

A stolen password of one employee Dropbox accoun revealed user email addresses may have started the spam
It seems the it affected mostly in concentrated areas of  UK, Germany and Holland.

Dropbox has apologized for the what happened has proposed new safety measures

Two-factor authentication requires you verify your identity by two methods, such as a password as well as a temporary code sent to your phone.  It should be active in a few weeks.

Drop will also launch new automated mechanisms to help identify suspicious activity, and a page that will show you all logins into your account. It might  also ask users to change their passwords once in a while.

It reiterates that you should use a different password for every website, to prevent one hack compromising all your activity online for safety measures.
It is recommended to change your passwords just for precautionary measures.

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