Little more than one week ago, the company’s cloud storage began to send an email to all those users that account had been opened in recent years, reminding you to change your password regularly to prevent any fraudulent use of your account. All came motivated by the attack that suffered it company in the year 2012, in which the accounts of many users is looked affected by an attack that suffered it company. Until the moment seems that Dropbox does not has known obtain the number of accounts that is could see affected by this attack. But it’s official, at least not by Dropbox. They were more than 68 million accounts that were affected by this attack.
Them data obtained by them hackers included the corresponding email of it has, together with the password, unique data necessary for power access to them files that them users have stored in the cloud of this company. An employee of the company has leaked this information, employee that obviously wished to remain anonymous, this problem of account theft is a big problem for the company that in recent years has decided to devote himself only to this service, leaving aside the email application you bought (Mailbox) and other companies that had been acquired with different purpose to the storage in the cloud.
It seems that when the company last week she found the total number of accounts affected by this theft, he hastened to remind users to change their password, alluding to merely preventive changes and apologizing for the inconvenience this change could cause among users of your service. In the page of questions FAQ of Dropbox (FAQ) the company says that the most of accounts involved in this robbery not have been acedadas or the user to reported access outside to the his.