Dropbox hacked

The data stolen in the 2012 data breach of popular cloud data storage application, Drop box is now been leaked. The attack happened in 2012, and Dropbox told users that their email addresses had being stolen, but never reported passwords were included.

Dropbox was exposed when the security notification service Leakbase picked up the database and sent it to motherboard. The data have also been confirmed by a Senior Dropbox employee, who said that the company is forcing password resets on some user accounts.


Last week, Dropbox also sent out notification alert to users who  had not changed their password since 2012. The company wrote;

Our security teams are always watching out for new threats to our users. As part of these ongoing efforts, we learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses plus hashed and salted passwords) that we believe were obtained in 2012. Our analysis suggests that the credentials relate to an incident we disclosed around that time.

Dropbox has changed its password hashing practices several times since 2012, in order to keep passwords secure.

How To Change Your Dropbox Password

1. Log on to Dropbox with your account

2.On the top-right section of your account, click your name to see a drop, then click "Settings"

3. You will see three tabs, "Profile, Account and Security", click on the security tab

4. Click on "Change Password" You will be asked your old password, and also be asked to input your new password.

Please note that when you change your password, you will have to enter the new password on your other devices(mobile, tablets and other computers)