Another day, another leak: hundreds of users name and password belonged to Dropbox users have been posted online earlier today on Pastebin by an anonymous user. It just a small chunk of more than six million Dropbox user names and password that the leaker claimed to have and willing to leak out further in exchange for Bitcoin.
One might immediately come to a conclusion that this leak was a result by security breach at Dropbox but according to the folks at the popular cloud storage service, that is not the case. So, what gives?
According to a brief post on its blog, Dropbox insisted that it has not been hacked but instead, the leaked login details were stolen from vulnerable third party services and were used to obtain access to Dropbox accounts as well as other service throughout Internet. Dropbox has also mentioned in a several statements to media that the leaked password are already expired.
Well then, that should provide some peace of mind to Dropbox users throughout the world. Nevertheless, now might be a good time to activate the two-step verification feature on Dropbox to secure your account further.