DropBox CEO: Lone hacker downloaded data from ‘fewer than a hundred’ accounts
Jason D. O’Grady reports that some accounts were accessed during a recent DropBox security snafu:
Earlier this week, we wrote to tell you about a security lapse at Dropbox. Today I am writing to tell you something I never expected to tell a customer. During our forensic analysis, we discovered that an extremely small number of accounts, including yours, were subject to some suspicious activity.
Our investigation revealed that at around 11:25 PM UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on June 19, 2011 someone logged into your account. It is likely that your account was compromised by a third party. According to our records, neither your account settings nor files were modified, but data was downloaded from your Dropbox account. It is important that you immediately take the following steps:
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