Dropbox hacked? Not so fast… (updated)
A hacker group calling themselves @1775Sec on Twitter claims to have hacked DropBox. They’ve since posted some data on a paste site that consists of names and e-mail addresses. Lee of CyberWarNews.info, however, has challenged them to provide real proof, noting that the data they posted matches previously leaked e-mail lists.
Let’s not be so quick to believe claims of hacks we read on Twitter, okay? Wait for real proof… and a statement by the supposedly breached entity.
Update: at 11:36 pm, @dropbox tweeted:
Dropbox site is back up! Claims of leaked user info are a hoax. The outage was caused during internal maintenance. Thanks for your patience!
— Dropbox (@Dropbox) January 11, 2014
And the “hackers” acknowledged that they hadn’t hacked it:
We are literally choking on laughter! We DDoS attacked #DropBox. Claiming its a data breach! This is so ducking funny?
— The 1775 Sec (@1775Sec) January 11, 2014
In answer to a question I had tweeted to them as to why they were targeting Dropbox, one responded:
— Miguel Marques (@migasthepepino) January 11, 2014
That link went to a Pastebin entry citing Chris Soghoian’s FTC complaint against Dropbox over security and privacy claims.