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68 Million Exposed in Old Dropbox Hack

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2016
68 Million Exposed in Old Dropbox Hack

68 Million Exposed in Old Dropbox Hack

The email addresses and passwords pertaining to a total of 68,648,009 Dropbox accounts have been compromised following a data breach in 2012.

News of the Dropbox breach emerged several months after a series of mega-breaches were made public, impacting hundreds of millions of users: LinkedIn (167 million), Myspace (360 million), Tumblr (65 million), and VK (170 million). 32 million Twitter accounts were also impacted, but the company said that the issue was password reuse, and not a hack.

The Dropbox incident took place in July 2012, but the number of affected users hasn’t been revealed until now. At the time, Dropbox said that it was investigating complaints from users who were receiving spam at email addresses used only for this service, and that several security measures were taken to ensure accounts weren’t compromised.

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