If you use Dropbox a lot, chances are, you have important documents stored there. Well, Motherboard is reporting that Hackers have stolen over 60 million account details from Dropbox, all of which were from a previous breach in 2012.
Dropbox announced earlier this week that it was forcing password resets for some 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. In their words via Motherboard:
“Our security teams are always watching out for new threats to our users. As part of these ongoing efforts, we learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses plus hashed and salted passwords) that we believe were obtained in 2012. Our analysis suggests that the credentials relate to an incident we disclosed around that time,” the company wrote.
The data had details of users who had signed up to Dropbox around 2012 or earlier. So, If you hadn’t changed your password since mid-2012, there’s not much reason to worry since Dropbox already forced a password reset, but if you didn’t get a prompt from Dropbox, you need to change your password immediately, just to be on the safe side.
Meanwhile, hope you haven’t the same password on other platforms?