Confirmed : Dropbox has been hacked.


Back in 2012, Dropbox was compromised and user data was extracted from the popular cloud storage site.

The details for the 68 million accounts including email addresses and encrypted passwords were made available on dark web marketplaces and a copy of the data was sent to security researcher Troy Hunt who confirmed that the breach was legitimate by testing two known accounts.

All users of Dropbox are advised to change their password immediately. Also if your Dropbox password is reused at other sites then you should change those passwords to unique passwords for each service.

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I also recommend visiting to check your email addresses against the list of known breaches to see what other services may have given up your online details.

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