Dropbox Confirms User Email Leaks | Lifehacker.com

Author Lado Jovovic 3.8.2012. | 00:39

Popular file-syncing service Dropbox just admitted to leaking an undisclosed number of user emails. Here’s the word from Dropbox:

[We] found that usernames and passwords recently stolen from other websites were used to sign in to a small number of Dropbox accounts. We’ve contacted these users and have helped them protect their accounts.

A stolen password was also used to access an employee Dropbox account containing a project document with user email addresses. We believe this improper access is what led to the spam. We’re sorry about this, and have put additional controls in place to help make sure it doesn’t happen again.

VIA: Lifehacker.com

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Author Lado Jovovic 3.8.2012. | 00:39
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  1. Dragan August 3, 03:00

    Another question would be why does an employee have an list of user email addresses stored in their account? Hmmmm….

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