Dropbox admits 130 of its private GitHub repos were copied after phishing attack

Simon Sharwood reports:

Dropbox has said it was successfully phished, resulting in someone copying 130 of its private GitHub code repositories and swiping some of its secret API credentials.

The cloud storage locker on Tuesday detailed the intrusion, and stated “no one’s content, passwords, or payment information was accessed, and the issue was quickly resolved.”

Read more at The Register.

In related coverage, Davey Winder reports, in part:

Importantly, it is confirmed that at no time did the threat actor have access to anyone’s Dropbox account, passwords or payment information. “Our investigation has found that the code accessed by this threat actor contained some credentials, primarily API keys, used by Dropbox developers. The code and the data around it also included a few thousand names and email addresses belonging to Dropbox employees, current and past customers, sales leads, and vendors,” the statement says. By way of context, Dropbox has more than 700 million registered users. Those whose email details may have been accessed have been informed by Dropbox already.

Read more at Forbes.


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