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Dropbox website goes down, hackers claim responsibility

11
Jan
2014

Dropboxs website appeared offline late Friday night, with the company releasing a statement saying the issue occurred during routine internal maintenance. Just moments before the outage, though, the hacker group The 1775 Sec took to Twitter to state that they were responsible for downing the Dropbox website, and that they did so in in honor of late programmer and activist Aaron Swartz on the eve of the one-year anniversary of his death. The 1775 Sec followed their original tweet up by stating that they were giving Dropbox time to resolve vulnerabilities with their website, threatening a database leak if the issue isnt resolved. Indeed, the site was unavailable at the time of this articles original publication, displaying a message that it was experiencing issues. In a statement sent to The Verge and other media outlets, Dropbox said the issue came from within the company. But when asked directly about the possibility of an outside meddling , Dropbox did not confirm or deny the possibility, instead responding with the same statement as follows:

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