Here comes the news that Dropbox accounts have been compromised! If you use Dropbox, you need o change your password like NOW, before you even proceed to read this post.
Dropbox accounts compromised
Over 7 million usernames and passwords have been leaked – and as an example, around 400 usernames and passwords have been actually posted on Pastebin.
This does appears to be a legitimate breach as Neowin has seen evidence of some of the leaked credentials authenticate to Dropbox’s servers.
Dropbox is aware of this problem and is taking steps to mitigate this issue. It is now also forcing everyone to change their password, by expiring their existing passwords.
Dropbox has not been hacked. These usernames and passwords were unfortunately stolen from other services and used in attempts to log in to Dropbox accounts. All … passwords have been expired …
If you are using the same username password combination on multiple sites, then this definitely compounds the problem for you. You need to change all your passwords right away, and in the future, not use the same username password combination.
So as I said earlier – if you are a Dropbox user, change your password NOW! This might also be a good idea to enable two-factor authentication on Dropbox, if you haven’t already done so.
Find out: Have I been Hacked?