In mid-2012, Dropbox was hacked and suffered a data breach which exposed the stored credentials of tens of millions of their customers.
By now, you’ve heard the news. What had been a rumor for years is now a stone cold fact. The online cloud storage platform, DropBox has forfeited over 60 million account details linked to a 2012 data breach. In 2012, DropBox did disclose information detailing an attack that happened but they did not know the severity.
Four years later, DropBox files obtained in a database trading market exchange contained email addresses and passwords to 68,680,741 accounts. Dropbox was hacked not just a little bit. This data breach ranks itself in the top ten data breaches of all time. At number six, the Dropbox large volume data breach is one of the only to remain undisclosed to accounts inflicted.
How Do I Know If My Dropbox Was Hacked?
If you’re an avid user of Dropbox, your email may have received a password reset. If this is the only time you have changed your password, your account might be at risk. Troy Hunt, one of the pioneers who confirmed that Dropbox was hacked, created a service that will check any email address for data leaks. “Have I Been Pwned” (HIBP) contains each email address affected by some of the largest data breaches in the world. If you haven’t already, be sure to enable two-factor authentication to access your account.
Basic Security Best Practices
This is a part of the business that all your employees should be familiar with. Data security is one of the most crucial parts of running a business, and your team needs to understand this if you want to ensure the greatest security. Examples of basic security best practices include the following:
- Employees should use long, complex passwords.
- Employees should use two-factor authentication.
- Employees should be able to identify potential online scams.
Passportal Password Management
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