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Dropbox hacked, 68 million accounts exposed

Staff Writer | August 31, 2016
Hackers have stolen over 60 million account details for online cloud storage platform Dropbox.
Data security   Dropbox is forcing password resets
Although the accounts were stolen during a previously disclosed breach, and Dropbox says it has already forced password resets, it was not known how many users had been affected, and only now is the true extent of the hack coming to light, Motherboard reports.

Motherboard obtained a selection of files containing email addresses and hashed passwords for the Dropbox users through sources in the database trading community.

In all, the four files total in at around 5GB, and contain details on 68,680,741 accounts. The data is legitimate, according to a senior Dropbox employee.

Earlier this week, Dropbox announced it was forcing password resets for a number of users after discovering a set of account details linked to a 2012 breach.

The company did not publish an exact figure on the number of resets, and said it had taken the move proactively.

The original story here.