Dropbox Has Been Hacked, And You Should Change Your Password Right Now
Dropbox has admitted that hackers have compromised some of its user accounts.
The company says that hackers got user names and passwords when they broke into other websites. They used them to sign into “a small number of Dropbox accounts.” Dropbox didn’t say how many accounts were affected. It has already contacted the users it knows were compromised.
In more bad news, a hacker also used a stolen password to break into a Dropbox employee’s account which contained a document with a list of Dropbox users’ email addresses. Lo and behold, those email addresses started getting spam. Users complained to Dropbox about it and that’s how the company discovered the security problem. Full Story.