The Droppening and the Dropbox hack

We have had “The Snappening”, “The Fappening” and now it looks like that we are going to have “The Droppening”.

Hackers have claimed that they have obtained a database which holds 7 million user credentials. Just like “The Snappening” case, the owners of the “breached” service, claims that the responsibility was at the end-user. DropBox claims that it was not their “DropBox” environment which got hacked, but it would have been “third-party” services which make use of DropBox.

DropBox claims that the hackers were able to obtain the 7 million credentials via the vulnerable third-party services.

Anton Mityagin, which is currently a security engineer at DropBox states that “Your DropBox stuff is safe”. The Dropbox engineer posted that in this blog post.

The Droppening and The Snappening

Now, I could be wrong – but it looks like that hackers are having a lot of fun, by simply hacking or abusing third-party services which make use of giant networks like Snapchat, iCloud and DropBox.

It is incredibly simple for the hackers to gain “lots” of data via vulnerable third-party service providers.

Leaked DropBox passwords

The leaked DropBox credentials have been harvested from resources outside of the official DropBox environment. The hackers have obtained a database of credentials, and they are trying these credentials on all type of services.