Famous online data storage, that mostly comes pre-installed in our smartphones was compromised in 2012 and its database has being dumped. Its ready to download in an encrypted format.
What does the database contains?
It contains email addresses and hashed passwords for Dropbox users.
How is it relivent NOW?
As no big public outrage of the breach was there so any account having same credentials now can be occupied. Also many uses same credentials for multiple accounts so win win.
What is the encrypted state?
Half data is encrypted in SHA1 and rest in a more secure standard called bcrypt.
How to get the database?
It’s easily and freely available on https://dropbox.thecthulhu.com/
How the breach happened?
The breach seems to be the result of the reuse of a password a Dropbox employee had previously used on LinkedIn, the professional social network that suffered a breach that revealed the password and allowed the hackers to enter Dropbox’s corporate network. From there they gained access to the user database with passwords that were encrypted and “salted” – the latter a practice of adding a random string of characters during encryption to make it even harder to decrypt.
Is your credentials there?
Chances are….. Yes there could be… so rush and change your passwords now.
What is dropbox doing about it?
Nothing I guess… just asking to reset your password and use 2 step verification method.
First Yahoo and now Dropbox… Simply if you haven’t changed your password since long…Its time you do…
Credits of hacking and database : Cthulhu