NYDailyNews: Dropbox hackers steal 68 million usernames, passwords

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    Dropbox hackers steal 68 million usernames, passwords

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...million-usernames-passwords-article-1.2772752

    It's time to change your password — if you haven't since 2012.

    Hackers have stolen 68 million usernames and passwords from hosting service Dropbox, according to Motherboard. The data breach, however, occurred four years ago.

    Dropbox recently found out about the breach and immediately forced password resets for accounts that had not changed their log in information since 2012. Patrick Heim, head of trust and security at Dropbox said the reset covered all potentially impacted users, but there weren't many affected to start with.

    "We initiated this reset as a precautionary measure, so that the old passwords from prior to mid-2012 can't be used to improperly access Dropbox accounts," Heim said. "We still encourage users to reset passwords on other services if they suspect they may have reused their Dropbox password."​
     
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