Dropbox denies being hacked →

October 14, 2014 |

There have been several reports of Dropbox being hacked, after up to 7 million of purported user account credentials were leaked online. Dropbox has issued a statement on their blog denying everything:

Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures in place to detect suspicious login activity and we automatically reset passwords when it happens.

It appears to have been a false rumor. About the leaked account data:

A subsequent list of usernames and passwords has been posted online. We’ve checked and these are not associated with Dropbox accounts.