Dropbox Phishing Attack


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Millions of people around the world use Dropbox to store their files in a secure location on the cloud. On November 1st however, the security of the file hosting software became compromised after hackers successfully pulled off a series of phishing attacks on Dropbox employees granting them access into Dropbox’s system. The company revealed that the hackers took off with 130 code repositories and thousands of names and email addresses of Dropbox employees. The file hosting giant however, emphasised that no consumer information was taken and added that none of the stolen repositories were of vital importance to the company. The attacks targeted employee’s one-time passwords that were generated by hardware authentication keys, but the company later admitted that the authentication keys employees used were not the most secure and vowed to improve their phishing resistant authentication in the near future.

Author:Mattia Barbiere


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