Dropbox Breach: Fewer Than 100 Accounts Affected, but One Person Actively Exploited Security Hole

Jason Kincaid, for AOL/TechCrunch:

First, the good news: the scale of the attack affected “fewer than a hundred accounts” out of Dropbox’s 25 million total users. But according to the letter, those accounts were all accessed by a single individual. In other words, these weren’t accidental logins due to typos — someone discovered the hole and actively used it to access files that were not theirs. That’s obviously very alarming.

Friday, 24 June 2011