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.